It’s time to seriously question Scott York’s judgment, and his ability to sit as chairman of Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.
York’s campaign has been rampant with financial irregularities that have resulted in a an investigation by a Special Prosecutor. In addition to that, York has hired some very questionable people (to put it mildly) to work on his campaign in leadership positions.
First among York’s hires was Shawn Williams, the man with a past history of beating women (and some men), a man with serious alcohol problems resulting in multiple arrests for driving under the influence. Scott York considered Williams his right hand man, his best bud, the man York chose to be his vice chairman. Even after York learned about Williams’ terrible background he did nothing, Shawn was his guy. He would not ask Shawn to resign from the board. I take it back, York did do something, he hired Shawn Williams to be his campaign Treasurer! He did that despite Williams’ past financial problems. A few weeks ago, Shawn Williams was jailed for forcing his way into his neighbor’s home and assaulting him. FINALLY, York requested and received Williams resignation from the Board of Supervisors and a resignation from the York campaign.
That brings us to one of the co-managers of York’s campaign, Brian Reynolds, with a background that rivals that of Shawn Williams. As outlined in the Loudoun Times Mirror today, Reynolds has had numerous arrests, with multiple felony charges, resulting in a stay in federal prison of over 5 years. While Reynolds claims he’s a changed man, that is not quite the case. In recent years, numerous people have sued Reynolds for not completing work promised, and for outstanding debts. With a house in foreclosure earlier this year, Reynolds spent $120,000 on a Porsche that he couldn’t afford and for which he is now being sued for the $110,000 that he owes the Porsche corporation. While Reynolds has avoided another stay in prison, he still spends a great deal of time in court for various lawsuits and other cases against him. Can York really claim he knows nothing about any of that when Reynolds is so frequently in courts in Loudoun county, just blocks from York’s office?
We can’t forget Tom Julia, York’s long time campaign consultant, hired and recently fired by RPV (Republican Party of Virginia). Julia has some serious personal problems that I will not elaborate on. Julia was supporting Scott York, was a consultant for Shawn Williams, and is now a double free agent after being released by the Charlie King campaign and RPV in the same day. Like so many campaign consultants and politicians, Julia has embarked on what I call a BS tour in an attempt to redeem his tainted reputation. Given those for whom Tom has, and is presently, working for, he should be very good at blowing smoke and misdirection. Julia has changed candidates and double crossed more people in one election cycle than most reptiles do in a lifetime. He is a sleazy campaign consultant of the first order.
So there you have it, the Scott York campaign. He is the candidate being investigated by a Commonwealth Attorney for campaign financing violations, had a Treasurer forced to resign in disgrace, a consultant who has spent more than time in Federal prison than some elected officials have spent in office, and hired gun Tom Julia who in my book is one of most distrusted men in Loudoun political circles.
You really can’t make this up. Only in Loudoun county would a candidate who can’t decide what party he belongs to because he lacks principles and morals, a candidate who exhibits terrible judgment, with so many signs of corruption, be elected Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. It’s embarrassing to Loudoun County. It’s high time for him to go and take his merry band of rogues, crooks, and criminals with him. We need to make sure he doesn’t serve another term. We must elect the honest, principled, Republican candidate who we can trust and will never be an embarrassment to the county, Charlie King.