In November of 2011, John Foust won the election for Fairfax County Dranesville District Supervisor. According to his filings with the Virginia State Board of Elections, he had $21,440.00 on hand as of July 16, 2012 yet on August 3, 2012 (9 months after the election was over) Mr. Foust personally authorized a $20,000 payment to the McLean based Avalon Group, run by Mr. Foust’s personal friend Leslie Faye Mason, for “consulting services.” (I am unable to find a website for the Avalon Group in McLean.) [read_more]
One has to wonder about this expenditure. It constitutes almost the entire amount of Mr. Foust’s remaining cash on hand and comes 9 months after the election was over. What “consulting services” was Ms. Mason providing 9 months after the election was over?
I thought it would be best to ask Mr. Foust himself and sent two emails to his official email address as Dranesville District Supervisor and asked if he could produce an invoice which entitled Ms. Mason’s company to all the remaining cash in his campaign account.
Both emails proved unavailing, as he failed to respond. Until he does respond voters have a right to ask, why is Mr. Foust’s personal friend Leslie Mason receiving virtually all the cash left in a campaign account? Is there an invoice for such a large expenditure of cash and why did the expenditure almost exactly match the amount of money Mr. Foust had left in his campaign account?
Report of payment can be found here.
Foust’s approval of the expenditure: