Three years before the next Loudoun County Board of Supervisors election, a Sterling resident has announced his candidacy to challenge his district’s three-term incumbent and embattled supervisor Eugene Delgaudio.
Tony Barney, a Democrat active in the left’s Loudoun and 10th Congressional District committees, hopes to unseat Delgaudio, he says, because the Sterling District won’t “reach it’s full potential with Eugene Delgaudio, a supervisor who publicly has disrespected and trashed the very district he was elected to represent.”
Delgaudio is currently being investigated by a special prosecutor, Arlington Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos, for allegations that he misused county resources for political fundraising.
In addition to his role with the county, Delgaudio is founder and president of Public Advocate of the United States, which has been designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-gay hate group.
Delgaudio critics have called for his dismissal from the Board of Supervisors. They remain hopeful the investigation into his fundraising will lead to a removal or special election.
Barney, an engineer by trade, stated in his letter: “Delgaudio has used Sterling as a pawn for his own personal and political agendas. As the executive director of a hate group, his real day job, Delgaudio has repeatedly and publicly misrepresented Sterling as a ‘cesspool,’ overrun with illegal immigrant criminals and predatory homosexuals.”
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