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PAC, Democrats Decry Canceled Delgaudio Meeting

The left critical of all-GOP board, continues pursuit of action following allegations against Sterling supervisor.

The cancellation of a Nov. 20 Loudoun Board of Supervisors meeting regarding allegations against Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) has county Democrats and a local political action committee crying foul. A town hall meeting has been planned instead from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the County Government Center in Leesburg.

Supervisor Shawn Williams (R-Broad Run) had intended to call on the board to strip Delgaudio of his board committee duties during a special prosecutor’s investigation of the supervisor, but he will not be able to make such a motion during the town hall meeting.

Real Advocate — a political action committee made up of former members of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee and clearly a nod to Delgaudio's private employer, Public Advocate of the United States — called the change from a board meeting to a town hall meeting, “a blatant attempt to stop Williams from making any motion for a vote of the board.”

Read the full Real Advocate statement here.

LCDC chairman Evan Macbeth called the switch to a town hall meeting a “laughable” and “insulting” attempt to “silence” Williams.

Read the full LCDC statement here.

The Washington Post first reported on allegations by a former aide of Delgaudio that she performed work for the supervisor that appeared to be for campaign fundraising and his private work with Public Advocate. Delgaudio has denied any wrongdoing.

After some critics questions whether adequate information was provided for an initial review of the complaint by an outside prosecutor, additional information was sent and is now under review. During that legal review, the Loudoun board decided to suspend its review of whether Delgaudio violated board policies. A meeting planned for Nov. 20 to discuss the matter was canceled on the advice of the county attorney, according to an email York sent out this week.

York’s newsletter is attached as a PDF.

Satchmo November 16, 2012 at 04:52 PM
I am beginning to think the muzzle being put on transparency in the Delgaudio case is bigger than the obvious stuff York and Delgaudio are doing. This is starting to smell like a local GOP effort to protect Delgaudio. I am going to guess the irascible Mr. Whitbeck is pulling the strings from the background. If Delgaudio is found guilty those muzzling the truth and the attempt to deal with this issue in a responsible way are going to be just as complicit. Mr. Whitbeck are you involved in this PR nightmare?
Myth Buster November 16, 2012 at 10:24 PM
From my FOIA request from several weeks ago, Delgaudio's County financials are mind blowing. Delgaudio has the highest expenses of all the Supervisors combined & the Chairman, especially for Newsletter, Mail & Postage. From 5/11 to Present: Delgaudio spent $6,690.37 on Mail Charges (FMAIS Code 6126) From 11/11 to Present: Delgaudio spent $35,212.35 on Postal Services (FMAIS Code 6210) From 3/11 to Present Delgaudio paid Donny Ferguson a sum of $10,750 for his "newsletter", yup the same Donny Fergunson who was featured on PBS's Frontline program. From 8/11- 7/12 Delgaudio paid "unemployment benefits" for Donna Mateer & K. Brocke to the tune of $4,402.48 (FMAIS Code 5114)
joe brewer November 21, 2012 at 02:32 PM
If Miss Mateer was fired how is it she is collecting unemployment?

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