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February 1, 2007

Liberal Jim Burton and his allies on the board of supervisors are proposing some ethical standards for the Board of Supervisors. I am taking this opportunity to really clean house and propose DELGAUDIO'S RULES OF CONDUCT. I hope to obtain five votes.

As evidenced by some intense and sharply worded reports posing as news, there are those in the Democratic party and among their allies in the news media (frequently the Washington,D.C. Post) who are upset that Republicans are united in Loudoun County. They can not stand a Republican government this close to Washington, D.C. I wrote Sterling Americans January 15 how grateful I am for the nomination of the Republican party and the great turnout with fundraising. When the deadline came and went, 4 of the six Republican supervisors got the nomination unchallenged.

In my case I give credit to fantastic grass roots support and HUNDREDS of donors in Sterling. There is no other way to explain how I recieved the Republican nomination unchallenged. None. Thank you.

Keep in mind that this is the way to win elections. On the record to all news organizations yesterday, I emphasize what I told the Republican committee meeting this past Monday night: four of the Republican sups enjoy unanimous support in the Republican Party and that's got Democratic Party leaders and their allies mad as a hornet.

That is the reason why the "shelling" from some have begun in ernest. Four nominees for Supervisor have been selected. And four countywide nominess for constitutional office and the chairman candidate has been selected. A formal convention in June will only confirm this.

The Democratic Party has no candidate at any level that has even begun to campaign and a few have barely announced.
They must tear down Republicans. What a surprise. Not.

There will be continued "shelling" from the local liberal contingent and from their allies at the Washington, D.C. Post newspaper. And there will be no let up in the unfair attacks either. Loudoun is another front in the liberal Democratic Party resurgency.

It has nothing to do with substance and everything to do with bringing resources from outside the county to influence Loudoun affairs.

Nine (9) Republican candidates have been officially nominated through the early process. Barely a handful of contests remain for a June convention (3 district races and Sheriff Simpson's race).

I appreciate it and we will all work now for election victory among Independents, undecided voters and yes, among conservative Democratic voters. Tonight I ordered lots of orange hats enough for an army.


My 33 Rules of Conduct, of many I will propose, will include but not be limited to:

1. Supervisors should be volunteers. Effective immediately, all compensation is suspended for this and future boards. Surpluses are to go to reducing the tax rate.

2. Only volunteers should work for supervisors, all staff and Supervisor budget for staff is eliminated with savings to reducing the budget.

3. No Parking spaces for Supervisors, effective immediately.

4. No reimbursements for fuel, gas, meals or cell phones effective immediately.

5. No private car for any elected Supervisor or with the Supervisor as a passenger shall be allowed into the Town of Leesburg. Walking, biking, running or other public means of transportation will be encouraged by the Supervisors by example.

6. No gifts of any kind from foreign corporations or foreign nationals who do not have U.S. citizenship.

7. No gifts, (including free rides, awards, plaques, cups, gold pens, gas, supplies, discounts, or commissions) of any kind to any Supervisors from anyone including family during their term of office.

8. No trips outside the country representing the county of Loudoun as a Supervisor for any reason.

9. No money for speaking engagements. No exceptions.

10. No speaking engagements as a supervisor outside the county. No exceptions.

11. No trips as a supervisor outside the County of Loudoun. No exceptions.

12. No political office such as delegate, alternate or state central committee member for any Supervisor. That's double dipping.

13. No meal of any kind shall be accepted including but not limited to : meals for meetings, public hearings, work sessions currently paid for by public budgets, meals at association, chamber of commerce, Howard Hughes Institute, Universities, Rotarians, Ruritans, Knights of Columbus, preservation groups, private homes. No alcohol can be consumed at any time during a term of public office at any public or private event where members of the public are present.

14. Reimbursement to the people of Loudoun County shall commence immediately for any trips, food expenses to date for any supervisor who has eaten at the public's expense until Loudoun county is fully reimbursed. This shall include all terms of office including appointive office. The administrator will include a report of all meals for all years of the respective office holders.

15. No eating snacking or drinking coffee during a public citizen comment

16. No sharing of pretzels, cherry licorice sticks, chocolate or candy behind the dais.

17. Any Supervisor who does not live in a Townhouse can not vote on Townhouse rezonings or special exceptions. Only a Supervisor who lives in a multi-family home can vote for a multi-family home.

18. Attendance is mandatory at all Board of Supervisor meetings. Missing more than one meeting except for serious illness in one calendar year is grounds for censure.

19. Meetings shall be conducted from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in order to allow members of the public access to all board deliberations. No meetings during the day. Weekend meetings will be on Saturday only and not Sunday.

20. There will be no emergency meetings unless there is unanimous consent of all living Supervisors.

21. During Meetings there will be a five minute break each hour with a ten minute break every 2 hours.

22. Committees should be reduced to 3 for efficiency and transparent government immediately.

23. Pick one Committee, not two or three. Membership on committees should be limited to one Supervisor to serve on one committee with no double membership.

24. All Regional memberships or appointments in which Supervisors serve is suspended for one year.

25. All work at home programs are suspended for Supervisors. All work must be done in the board of supervisors room or the respective district office on the fifth floor.

26. No tax abatement, easement, discount, special treatment or subsidy for a Supervisor allowed from the county.
This could be due to an agricultural district, preservation district, historic district, Purchase of Development Right, special tax district or sewer and water district.

27. Supervisors who live in preserved houses or historic house can not vote on preservation or historic district issues.

28. No new car for any Supervisor due to the transportation and other regulatory matters that come before the board that car dealerships propose and are in the public arguing for. Supervisors should only drive cars built before they were elected. In my case that would be a 1999 Buick Century for illustration purposes. Previously I drove a 1989 Ford Taurus.

29. No board of supervisor appointees can donate to any Supervisor campaign.

30. No campaign fundraising of any kind are allowed and all collected monies should be returned to donors.

31. If campaign money has been raised and used for a non-campaign purpose such as a foreign trip or trip outside the county prior to the passage of these rules, then the county attorney is requested to send a letter of record to the state board of elections in Richmond, the commonwealth attorney seeking outside counsel as to its legality or potential for an appearance of a conflict interest or potential violation of federal, state or local laws.

32. All gifts from all corporations for "official business" that are in the possession of any Supervisor must be returned and an accounting be given to the county attorney of its return.

33. The office of Inspector General is hereby authorized with the full time equivalent employee authorized. The purpose of this office is to seek violations of ethics in the county government as a whole and secondarily to ensure all Supervisors are in full compliance with these standards of ethics and to document compliance with same.

Pick one or all that you support and tell the board to adopt it as their policy. Write the Board at

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Do you like the name Loudoun County Sanitation Authority? If you do not and want a new change then go on line and vote on the home page. How about "Blue". That's option one. If you want to keep LCSA, you can vote for that too.

>>> 2006 Citizen of the Year: Mark Gunderman

The Loudoun Times Mirror newspaper has been selecting Citizens of the year 1963. Not since Roger Zurn was selected in 1997 has a Sterling person got the pick. Here's a link to the article. Congratulations to Mark. We have known he is Citizen of the year every year for many years.

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