Auburn City Council candidate’s old website surfaces by mistake

By: Jon Schultz, Journal Staff Writer
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A ghost of elections past created a bit of a stir Friday morning as Auburn City Council candidate Dr. Bill Kirby’s campaign website from the 2008 election surfaced on his domain, Kirby said he learned that morning the site was live and that he notified his campaign manager to have it taken down as soon as possible. He said his webmaster erroneously published the old site while the new one is being finished. “We hadn’t had it active forever,” Kirby said. Stan Hamlin, president of the Auburn Police Officers Association, expressed concern over the error because the association was still listed as endorsing Kirby when the only City Council candidate it now endorses for the Nov. 6 ballot is Gary Moffat. Moffat, an Auburn small-business owner, is running for public office for the first time, challenging incumbents Kirby and Keith Nesbitt for the two open seats.