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Political signs sprout like mushrooms in an election year, but this red sign near 167th and Center is a bit ironic as Gardner’s mayoral election isn’t on the ballot. Asked if he was campaigning early, Dave Drovetta, former mayor, said only that someone in town has a funny sense of humor. Drovetta was on the council from 1995 to 2009 and served as mayor from 2009 to 2013.