Letter: Alfred P. Van Huyck, Round Hill

Editor: It is not what is said, but where it is said from.

Last week the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution supporting DC Statehood on a “party line” vote. There have been similar resolutions passed previously.

It is certainly the right of any supervisor or citizen to speak out on any issue national, state or local, as the Letters to the Editor of Loudoun Now attest.  The issue, as it was raised at the board meeting, is a resolution on essentially a political issue, not directly related to Loudoun County, appropriate when authored from the dais at a regular board meeting?

In my view members of the Board of Supervisors have every right and perhaps, as politicians, the obligation to go on record on major issues of the day, but not when speaking from the dais in the Board Room at a meeting.  

Why? Because there they are officially doing county business representing all the citizens of their districts and the county. Each was elected with a mix of votes from Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to use their best judgement to solve local problems and provide local services, and pure partisanship should have no place in the deliberations.

Alfred P. Van Huyck, Round Hill

4 thoughts on “Letter: Alfred P. Van Huyck, Round Hill

  • 2021-05-26 at 9:51 am

    A group of highly partisan politicians, who have no clue how to address the county’s problems, use their position to virtue signal on an issue where they have no relevance. This is “business as usual” for this board. When you can’t govern, distract!

  • 2021-05-26 at 11:50 am

    The board of supervisors has gone rogue led by Randall. They are no longer doing the business of the citizens of Loudoun but instead implementing and opining on their political agendas. Partisan, uber political, agenda driven hacks have no place on the Loudoun County board of supervisors and need to be voted out of office starting with Randall. The board of supervisors and the school board have been exposed and are both moving in the wrong direction for Loudoun. Interesting how the story of Randall’s former Chief of Staff, Jeanine Arnett, embezzling money goes unspoken and Randall immediately distanced herself from Arnett. The Sheriff’s Office is not a problem, CRT is clearly racist, Loudoun is not a hotbed of racism, and Randall has got to go.

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