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November 4, 2007

Our Delgaudio signs are back up. For now. There seems to be no limit to the efforts to tear down Delgaudio signs. As a candidate I think it is kind of grand larceny performed on your neighbors to go yard to yard or street to street picking up Delgaudio signs. It is misguided to take any signs down of any candidate.

>>>>TOP SECRET INFORMATION?

Most newspapers, blogs, or much of the news media will never report some of the efforts or accomplishments of the office of Sterling Supervisor under my tenure. And liberals in general just discount anything a conservative does in public service. Of course the Washington DC Post has spent millions of dollars in staff time, ink and paper for years and in the past few days just tearing me down so I don't expect them to ever reveal any good news about me.

>>>> STERLING AMERICAN IS THE GOLD STANDARD

You know about some of these services thanks to this newsletter. This newsletter is a standard of frequent communication that was started 8 years ago and has been published weekly and even more often for sometimes urgent reasons-- over 500 editions of the Sterling American.

>>>> WASTEFUL SPENDING

I have reported wasteful spending that does not make any sense to even the people in Western Loudoun County. Together both Sterling and Western Loudoun voted against a public park in the middle of rural Loudoun. They did not want the park and we all knew it would be waste too. I have alerted the public and made a crusade against dozens of major wasteful programs by name: the Howard Hughes Institute ($3.5 million), Hybrid Cars Tax Breaks, new car buyers paying zero taxes ($3 million) and much more.

I will work to save millions and these are two programs that must go.

>>> HONOR ROLL LETTERS AND GIFT CARDS

You may never hear about the $100,000 in gift cards and incentives for honor roll students. I started years ago signing thousands of letters to honor roll students to thank them for their hard work. One supervisor looked at the stack of papers to sign and said "I could never sign that many. That's too much (work)." I have to admit, it is a lot of work.

Chic Fil A, Sheetz, Bowl America, Lazertag discounts, Ashburn Ice House, ice cream from Glory Days Grill, unlimited bus passes from VRTA, and many other gifts to the students.

My payback was the kind remark one young person said to me. "Thank you Mr. Delgaudio for sending me so many letters, I have kept 28 of your letters in a binder!"

>>>> OVERCROWDED HOUSES CUT DOWN

The hotline and the complaint form set up by my Delgaudio Anti-Overcrowding ordinance streamlined the process in which overcrowding could be acted upon. I had attended to some complaints in order to protect some citizens. Once we had the option to have county inspectors visit and count the number of people with a dedicated hotline, we were able to document the problem. Now we can make it "pro-active" along with the citizen and my own complaints.

>>> VULTURES GONE FROM THE WATER TOWER

Hundreds of vultures hovered over Sterling for months and they would use the Sterling water tower for their gathering point. I noticed it and asked Loudoun Sanitation to take measures to end it. They did and the vultures have moved on.

>>> HANDICAPPED RAMPS, Road Repairs AND NEW CURBS

A lot of re-surfacing of roads has taken place in Sterling due to reporting by me of problem areas and the cooperation of VDOT. Curbs at hundreds of locations have been replaced. Ramps have been put at hundreds of locations for wheel chairs, bikes or skate boarders. New Sidewalks have been put in at several locations. New sidewalks are planed at a dozen locations with funding budgeted for one project.

>>> FIRST EVER SALE OF COUNTY PROPERTY

I arranged for the sale of a small parcel of land owned by the county with the entire proceeds to go the improvement of Sterling Boulevard and Route 7 with new dedicated turn lanes in each direction and coming off of Sterling Blvd. as well. The additional lanes will come right out of the median.

>>>> DISCOVERY PARK AND MANY OTHER PROJECTS

I raised $5,000 for the financial support of a child who needed an operation and learned I needed to improve my fundraising skills. I worked at those skills and then accepted the challenge by parents to help them fund and build Discovery Park which is the biggest volunteer activity since the JayCees built the Briar Patch Park. I raised $60,000 for Discovery Park and received an outpouring of volunteers from donors as well to make that project successful. I turned around a accepted the challenge from the Lower Loudoun Football League to raise $25,000 for their new lights which were installed this summer. Thanks to the donors who came forward. I worked hard for that with many of you. But these are things parents and children in Sterling needed and that I took seriously.

I take seriously the challenge to replace the bleachers which will cost $100,000 and I have started to collect pledges. I am working on raising half of the $100,000. All monies go directly to the League. I have pledged to help the Girls Softball League next. And then the new skate board park.

I believe these tasks to raise capital improvement monies from private sources are what parents want. They want an elected official to get things done quickly and without government taking forever. Parents and taxpayers want action and no runaround. They get action from me.

In return contributors want to see a partnership from the citizens which in every case is demonstrated by parents doing all the work for the programs and with their raising of half or more of the money needed for the projects.

>>>> ROUTINE CONSTITUENT SERVICE

Many times each week there is some type of communication that makes a major difference in the life of a neighbor or neighborhood. A fence is repaired. A chicken or rooster is removed from a yard. Grass is cut. Abandoned cars or refrigerators are removed. Large commercial trucks are ticketed. Garbage that has sit for weeks removed. Noise at night is stopped. Signs repaired. Stops signs installed. New markings on streets to control traffic better. Plans explained for road improvements. A site is suggested for a county police substation. There are many things that I have learned and if I do not know the answer I will work to find the answer for you.

>>> NOT SO ROUTINE CONSTITUENT SERVICE

I follow the details of road building involving planning, budgeting and construction very carefully down to the details. When a road is finished then I expect it to be opened immediately. The Route 28 Sterling Boulevard interchange was finished last year and a stop order was issued to prevent its opening. I did not wait the six months in delays that were announced.

I demanded it be opened immediately and asked the full board of supervisors to back me up. They did. And the road opened in days rather and six months later.

All in all, this is just a partial listing of the work habits and the standard of service I provide to residents living in Sterling. WITH YOUR VOTE, I WILL CONTINUE.


>>>>. THE SAMPLE BALLOT
Races on the November 6 ballot:
http://www.loudoun.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=533#Races

Bond Questions on the Ballot: November 6, 2007
http://www.loudoun.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=1726

Loudoun Independent Newspaper Has backgrounds for all candidates (there is a video of young John Geddie, the son)
http://www.loudouni.com/Vote2007/

>>> WHO WILL I VOTE FOR?

Several have written or called about this. I will vote for myself of course and I ask you to join me in voting for myself.

I will vote for Patricia Phillips for Senator. I like Mark Herring and he is likable. But I recall Patricia Phillips standing for Sterling when it needed a Republican Chairman 8 years ago. She will stand for traditional marriage, is 100 per cent pro-life and is pledged not to vote to raise taxes.

Delegate Tom Rust worked at every opportunity to improve Sterling by devoting his time to help Discovery Park and moving legislation to grant authority to Loudoun to make the overcrowding ordinances tougher. Mike Firetti is running for chairman and will be a great Chairman.

Jim Plowman is brave enough to sponsor a comedy night which Commissioner of the Revenue Robert Wertz won hands down beating me and Roger Zurn who is running for Treasurer. Please vote for Plowman, Zurn and Wertz. Plowman needs a vote and Zurn is running against Chuck Harris who like Mark Herring voted for any tax increase presented to him. Wertz, Gary Clemens and Warren Guerin are running unopposed but need votes anyway.

>> PLOWMAN CLEARED OF ALLEGATIONS BY POST

E-mails Appear to Back Prosecutor's Statements (headline in W.P.)
James E. Plowman, Loudoun County's top prosecutor, released six pages of e-mails last week that appear to corroborate his assertions that he did not improperly leak information about a former state Senate candidate to the candidate's political opponents..
http://loudounextra.washingtonpost.com/news/2007/oct/30/plowman-e-mails-indicate-information-wasnt-leaked/


>>> YORK STILL GUILTY OF TELLING LIES
Scott York hasn't told the truth for a long time. As recently as this week he was forced to disclose that he is no longer employed by ServiceStar. Was he fired, or did he resign? York is guilty of a lot of things that Mike Firetti has been taking him to task for. No one has ever done it like Mike has. If you want to see all the advertisements online go to:
http://www.votefiretti.com/

By popular demand-- thank you!
>>>> ONLINE PHOTOS OF SHEILA DELGAUDIO, CELEBRITY LETTER WRITER and Wife to Eugene Delgaudio

Thousands have gotten the letter from Celebrity Writer Sheila Delgaudio, my wife. There are some photos in mailings with Sheila and the family but some of you have asked for campaign photos of Sheila and here they are.

Eugene and Sheila with Neighbors at Delgaudio party
http://joineugene.com/photogallery/photo.php?id=2917

Sheila with Eugene at a Dozen Fundraising Events
http://joineugene.com/photogallery/photo.php?id=2922

Photo of Eugene And Sheila and Clerk Gary Clemens at Swearing In (Thousands got this photo already)
http://joineugene.com/photogallery/photo.php?id=63

Actual Photo of Sheila at the Real Swearing In of Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio
http://joineugene.com/photogallery/photo.php?id=85

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