He has participated in few forums and taken few hard stands this election season, but now mayoral candidate Kevin Wolff is taking aim at the homeless and a new shelter set to be built in northern Chapel Hill.
Wolff, an attorney running against incumbent Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt and fellow challenger Tim Sookram, passed out fliers last week criticizing the shelter site, arguing that when it is built, children will be “assaulted, molested, kidnapped, or killed.”
“It’s not a matter of if this will happen ... it is a matter of when,” the flier says. “Search your heart and your feelings parents; you know this is true!”
The Town Council approved a new men’s homeless shelter at 1315 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., to be operated by the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, earlier this year.
The flier continues a pattern of controversial campaign behavior by Wolff, who also ran for mayor in 2009. Two years ago he distributed fliers describing then Town Council member Kleinschmidt as a gay rights activist who has no children and doesn’t own a home in Chapel Hill. He later withdrew from the 2009 race in an effort to swing votes to current council member Matt Czajkowski, who was also running for mayor at the time.
Efforts to reach Wolff for comment this election season have been unsuccessful.
Read the flier below: