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Delgaudio Booted Off County Committees

The Loudoun County, Virginia board of supervisors has convened for their new session and one of their first actions last night was to boot hate group leader Eugene Delgaudio from all four committee posts he once held.
In other organizational shifts Wednesday, controversial Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) will not serve on any standing committees in 2013, something sure to please his critics. Many of those opponents have called for Delgaudio to be removed from committees while an investigation revolving around alleged inappropriate political fundraising is ongoing. Delgaudio previously served on the board’s Finance and Government Services and Transportation and Land Use Committees.
Today Delgaudio reacted through his lawyer.
"It’s unfortunate Chairman York used parliamentary rules to accomplish what he knew he could not through the proper process. If Chairman York believes Supervisor Delgaudio engaged in misconduct he should invoke Robert’s Rules of Order to pass a resolution, establish a committee, conduct an investigation and, if necessary, hold a hearing...Supervisor Delgaudio hoped voting for the investigation would clear his name faster. He voted for the committee assignments to avoid embroiling the entire Board in another controversy."
For those unaware, Delgaudio is being investigated by the very body to which he was elected after a former employee charged that she was forced to perform fundraising tasks for his anti-gay hate group while on the clock for the county.  Delgaudio is also being sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center for using the wedding photo of a gay couple in anti-gay mailers. (Tipped by JMG reader Blair)

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