Sterling Man to Run Against Delgaudio

The election may be three years away, but one candidate is starting early.

A Sterling man last week issued a press release announcing plans to run against Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) in 2015, getting a jump on a the far-off race. Tony Barney sent the following message to local media outlets:

Dear Friends,

As you know, in the past 13 years, since the first election of Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio, the Sterling District has been put in the spotlight in a very public, disrespectful and negative way. During this time, Delgaudio has used Sterling as a pawn for his own personal and political agendas. As the Executive Director of a hate group, his real day job, Delgaudio has repeatedly and publicly misrepresented Sterling as a "cesspool," overrun with illegal immigrant criminals and predatory homosexuals. The consequence of Delgaudio's actions has been to turn Sterling into the poor "orphan" of Loudoun County ­– a district that is disrespected by the rest of the county; a district that everyone feels sorry for; a district that is the laughing stock of the rest of the county, and even the rest of the country.

But Sterling is not a joke. Those of us who live in the Sterling District understand what a great community Sterling is, and what great promise and potential Sterling has for being even greater. However, I know that the Sterling District will not reach its full potential with Eugene Delgaudio, a supervisor who publicly has disrespected and trashed the very district he was elected to represent.

For some time, as a longtime resident of the Sterling District who has been actively involved in helping to make Sterling the great community that it is, I have thought about what I would do to further the interests of Sterling and its good people if I had the honor of representing the Sterling District. I have become more and more serious about this during the past year, but didn't want to divert the attention of Sterling or Loudoun County away from the recent election.

Now that the election is over, and in light of the many public and legal questions about the ethics of Supervisor Delgaudio, I have decided to put my thoughts and ideas into action, and run against Eugene Delgaudio to be the next Supervisor of the Sterling District. I will work to give the Sterling District, its people, businesses, schools and community services the respect, honor, and help they need. This will be my only priority and only agenda.

Tony Barney

Brambleton76 November 26, 2012 at 03:20 PM
You sir have my vote. All the best, and let's make Sterling,Va a shining example of a well respected community in the commonwealth of VA.
Paul November 26, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Best of luck to you Tony. Just don't make us the subject of jokes on the late night talk shows and you will have done a better job than Eugene.
Phyllis Randall November 27, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Tony Barney and his wife Marlene have been leaders in Sterling for many years. As a Supervisor he will continue to do what he now does on a regular basis; fight for and respect the citizens of Sterling.
joe brewer November 29, 2012 at 02:05 AM
The paperwork that CA Stamos is supposed to be reviewing is still sitting in Plowman's or Roberts office because for some strange reason the police have not delivered it to the CA. If they will not do it hire a courier. This case should be drawing to a close instead she has only seen the 8 page report? C'mon man! Collusion, inept or just stupid e-mail CA Stamos at tstamos@vacao.com and ask what in the world is causing this unnecessary delay?!


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