In a campaign flier from 2001, the Republican council member, Dennis Gallagher, says his parents taught him such values as "to put my family, neighbors and community first; that honesty and hard work are rewarded; that education is the great equalizer in our society. I have never forgotten what my parents taught me and I never will."
A photograph of Mr. Gallagher standing with his wife, Donna, and their two sons appears above the quotation.
Rape Charges a Sharp Contrast To Gallagher's Public Persona
The campaign message and public persona Mr. Gallagher adopted as a council member fly in the face of recent charges that the lawmaker raped and sexually assaulted a 52-year-old woman he met at a neighborhood bar.