UPDATE: A reliable source tells me that Shawn Williams will be the new Vice Chair because York wants to thank him for his help in getting metro passed. Damning with faint praise.
Janet Clarke announced this week that she will not be vice chairman of the board in Loudoun for 2013. More here. This a big loss for conservatives in Loudoun. We have few true conservatives on our board, Janet is one of them. I hate to lose her, and her views, in that leadership position. However, after the way Scott York has treated her, it’s hardly a surprise. Scott thought he could force her to cave on metro, and other issues, and she wouldn’t. She stood up to him and the other board bullies. That’s why she’s a hero to me. She not only talks the talk, she walks the walk, with her head held high.
Who Scott York will tap to be his new vice chair? Since Eugene, Ralph, and Shawn are likely to be spending time in various courts in the next year, Scott may choose someone else. More on Ralph Buona and Shawn Williams lawsuit here. Eugene’s problems are well known, thanks to the Washington Post who never tires of bashing Eugene. I have little doubt that Suzanne Volpe will be lobbying hard to fill the role of vice chair, but I don’t see Scott choosing her. It sure won’t be Ken Reid, so I guess that leaves Matt Letourneau, York’s only other ally on metro.