Loudoun County Republican Committee has asked the Democratic candidate in Sterling, Koran Saines, to withdraw from the race for Supervisor. On September 18th Loudoun Chairman Mike Haynes issued the following statement:
The Loudoun County Republican Committee recently dealt with a serious set of moral and legal failures of one of our own candidates for public office. We take these matters very seriously and it has now come to our attention that there is a similar situation with the Democrat candidate for the Board of Supervisors office for the Sterling District.
Apparently Mr. Koran Saines has had several occurrences of illegal behavior during the past few years. These numerous instances clearly demonstrate a pattern of poor decision making and illegal activities that call into question Mr. Saines’s qualifications and ability to represent the citizens of the Sterling District.
- August of 2001 – Reckless Driving
- November of 2003 – DWI
- February of 2005 – Alcohol Safety Action Program Non-Compliance
- November of 2005 – Speeding
- April of 2007 – DWI
- July of 2007 – Speeding
These are serious infractions of the law and have endangered the citizens within our community. Therefore, the Loudoun County Republican Committee calls on Mr. Saines to do what is best for the citizens of the Sterling District and suspend his campaign for the Sterling District Board of Supervisors office.
Saines opponent, Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio issued a response:
Sterling and Loudoun citizens say “Thank you Chairman Haynes.”
Sadly, we have all seen what happens when public officials have substance abuse issues.
I have condemned former Supervisor Williams and said “he should not be in public office.”
I have said and I been quoted when I have said for the fifth time in a fifth election “My opponent is
qualified for public office.” I hereby withdraw that statement about my current opponent.
Based on this record of illegal activities I do not think my opponent is qualified for public office.
Loudoun County should not be embarrassed again.”