Across the Commonwealth when a vacancy occurs on the Board of Supervisors, or in any other office, if there is a candidate of the majority party running for the seat, he or she is appointed to complete the term of the vacancy. Â It helps the party and the candidate. But Loudoun county is a *special dysfunctional snowflake* and we don’t always do things as would be expected, or beneficial. Â We don’t do things that will help our own candidates to win. Â All of which brings us back to the question that the Washington Post has asked, “why is the country’s wealthiest county so dysfunctional”? Â (One might look to the leadership, or lack thereof. Â Fish always stinks from the head down, doesn’t it?)
Being the good guy that he is, the Republican candidate in Broad Run, Ron Meyer, has made the Board of Supervisors’ job easier by withdrawing his name from consideration for the appointment to fill out Shawn Williams’ term. Â His statement,
I askÂ that the Board of Supervisors remove my name fromÂ consideration for the upcoming appointment toÂ fill Shawn Williamsâ€™ vacancy.Â
Ultimately, I want our campaignâ€™s ideasâ€“especially to build a Greenway alternativeâ€“to be on an untaintedÂ ballot thisÂ November 3.Â
While I believe we could have gotten started on this initiative, I am confident that whomever the Board choses will work with us in these last few pivotal months to begin making progress onÂ realigning Shellhorn Road.Â
Please join me in keeping Mr. Williams, his family, and affected community members in our thoughts and prayers.
Now we only need wonder what friend of Scott York’s will be appointed to fill out Shawn Williams term on the Board of Supervisors. Speculation is the appointment may go to a former planning commissioner. Â What a huge missed opportunity to help a Republican candidate. Â What’s wrong with this board?