On Monday Charlie King and Jim Plowman issued the following press release:
LEESBURG VA – In a July 22nd Washington Post article (“Virginia Supervisor Accused of Domestic Violence Serves on Incumbent’s Campaign”) Scott York said, “everybody makes mistakes” when asked about Broad Run Supervisor Shawn Williams, who he has recruited to serve as treasurer for his campaign for board chairman. Williams own campaign for chairman crashed this year after revelations of multiple arrests for DUI and domestic battery, including first and second degree assault. York called these highly publicized discoveries “not relevant.”
The enlisting of Shawn Williams and the dismissive comments by Mr. York are the latest in a pattern of poor judgment by my opponent,” said Charlie King, Republican candidate for chairman.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman likewise weighed in, saying, “Drunk driving and domestic violence ruin innocent people’s lives and it is shocking Scott York would allow a man with such a troubling record to be featured in his campaign. This is not a case of Mr. Williams making a single mistake.”
King and Plowman are calling on York to apologize for this lapse in judgment and fire Williams from his campaign.
York’s judgment was already in question when he entered the race in June. In January, he announced his retirement from the Board of Supervisors in order to work in the private sector and make himself eligible for the Loudoun Times-Mirror and Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award. After lying to both organizations while secretly planning his campaign, York was presented with the non-partisan retirement award. Mere days later, York left the Republican Party and filed as an independent candidate for the third time, calling himself uniquely qualified.
“Loudoun deserves a Chairman whose word we can trust, and that’s not Scott York,” said King. “I look forward to talking with the voters about the real Scott York and my commitment to the highest standards of personal and public integrity.”