Chairman Scott York chose Shawn Williams to be his Vice Chairman on the Loudoun Board of Supervisors. York and Williams have been best buds since Shawn came onto the board in 2012. York has sung the praises of Shawn Williams since the last election. Shawn was York’s guy, often representing him in public
When the news of Shawn Williams’ background broke last February, we called for his resignation from the board, as did many others. Scott York said no. York controls the board of Supervisors and he would only permit Shawn to resign as Vice Chair. Some Supervisors believed Shawn should resign the board but York wouldn’t hear of it. When more news broke about Shawn’s terrible background of abuse of women and driving drunk, there were more calls for his resignation. And again, Scott York said no.
It was well known that deputy sheriffs had been called to Williams’ house for domestic disputes. It was also well known that Williams was still drinking, despite his claims otherwise. Scott York still said no to Williams’ resignation from the board.
After all of this had been known for months Scott York gave Shawn Williams a leadership roll in his campaign! York made Williams his campaign treasurer! A terrible decision on York’s part. Who appoints a disgraced Supervisor to a leadership roll on a campaign?! Other members of York’s campaign staff also have very questionable backgrounds, including one with numerous arrests and incarcerations.
One must question Scott York’s decision making and judgment. Why did York insist that a disgraced Supervisor, with numerous arrests, remain on the board? And on his campaign team? Why is York hiring other convicted felons on his campaign team? How can we trust Scott York to continue to run Loudoun county when he surrounds himself with people who have such terrible backgrounds? Why didn’t Scott York care about abuse of women, domestic assaults and drunk driving? Why does he surround himself with people who have extensive arrest records? Where is his judgment? Is this the kind of man we want to lead Loudoun county and represent us? I think not.