As rumors continue to circulate that Supervisor Shawn Williams is considering a run for Chairman of the Board, the Washington Post has published an editorial citing reasons why Loudoun deserves better than Shawn Williams. [read_more]The Post erred when they referred to Williams as a ‘former’ Supervisor. He is a current supervisor who this board has refused to chastise or censure in any manner. All of the Loudoun supervisors who are running for re-election need to be prepared to answer questions as to why they went after Supervisor Delgaudio again and again when he had done nothing illegal and took no action against Supervisor Williams who had committed very serious crimes.
The Post believes the voters in Loudoun have a right to know,
How many times was he arrested? How many times was he convicted? What was his blood-alcohol level in each of the incidents? Did any accidents result from his conduct? Any injuries? When were the offenses, and have any of them occurred since he was elected to the county board in 2011?
When the news broke about Williams assault on a girlfriend it was also revealed that he had in recent years assaulted a neighbor and the police had been called to his home for domestic disputes. The Post asks,
When did the incidents with his wife and neighbor take place? Has Mr. Williams asked that the police reports be made public?
The Post concludes,
The absence of convictions hardly qualifies him for public office, let alone the county’s top elected job. Loudoun is one of the biggest, richest and fastest growing localities in Virginia. It needs public servants who are smart, hardworking — and worthy of elected office.
This is one of those rare times when I agree with the Washington Post editorial board. Read entire editorial here.