During a hastily called town hall meeting on November 20, Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York took personal responsibility for withholding the package of documents he had received from former Eugene Delgaudio staff aide Donna Mateer in March. Describing himself as “a rehabilitated carpenter” who had entered politics, York said that he “owed the citizens an apology” for failing to turn over the package to Arlington County Commonweath’s Attorney Theo Stamos, who is now heading an investigation into Mateer’s allegations of improper fundraising for Delgaudio’s political campaigns. Still, York maintained that Stamos bears responsibility as well.
“My simple mind simply thought that somebody making probably … over a hundred thousand dollar salary would have gotten the complaint and picked up the phone and called Donna … But that simply, clearly didn’t happen,” York told the crowd of about sixty people who had assembled to ask him questions about the topic of their choice. The majority of speakers expressed concern about York’s leadership in his handling of the Delgaudio affair. Allegations about the supervisor came to light in a Washington Post article published in late September. … Continue Reading