Tom Allen doesn't have to go far to know who's running for office this year, often times candidates are running to him to create yard signs.

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"Typically most election seasons we get a bit busier."

Tom Allen doesn't have to go far to know who's running for office this year, often times candidates are running to him to create yard signs.

Popular themes include their stance on the economy, keeping taxes low, and caring for the environment.

"A lot of times we'll actually spend hard time with the candidate we'll listen to what they have to say, they'll express some of their concerns and their viewpoints and we'll help relay that into their message for their marketing campaigns."

Senator Stacey Campfield is one of those candidates. He's running for re-election in the 7th District. He says going door to door and asking home owners to setup yard signs adds a personal touch to his campaign.

"I like it - ya know. It's a personal endorsement from a neighbor or a friend to their friends and neighbors saying, 'hey this guy's all right. I've talked with him, I know what he stands for and it's something I like.'"

Dr. Richard Briggs is hoping to unseat Campfield. He believes that despite living in the age of Facebook and Twitter campaigns, there's a reason yard signs haven't disappeared.

"It gives some credence to the candidates' candidacy and it also says that people they respect like that particular person and it puts the idea in their mind that maybe this person does have some qualities that they should support also," said Briggs.

In all, Allen Sign Company sees a 5 percent uptick in the signs it makes and a 2 percent rise in overall sales thanks to election campaigns. But the company says being part of the election process is rewarding on a personal level, too.

"It's always a good feeling to help a candidate design and create a product and then if they win the campaign and you feel like you had some sort of a part in that to help the politician win that," said Allen.

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