Roughneen collects military signatures

Tom Roughneen is one of the lower profile Republican congressional candidates in the seventh district, but he’s found a novel way to collect signatures.

An army defense lawyer and Iraq war vet, Roughneen is limiting those who sign his ballot petition to active and former members of the military and their families.

“Whatever it takes to raise awareness that these families are continuing to sacrifice and these heroes are returning to Iraq, is what we will do,” said Roughneen in a press release.

The first signature Roughneen will seek will be from his brother, a Blackhawk helicopter pilot, during a farewell ceremony for his mobilizing unit on Saturday.

Roughneen collects military signatures