Month: May 2016

Pete Candland’s Transparency Scam

When we published a story on Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland’s generous self-reimbursement practices using taxpayer funds, we were surprised by the email reactions we received. Most people, it turned out, were not particularly upset about his mileage reimbursement practices – except that almost everyone thought he was a hypocritical cheapskate for reimbursing himself for trips

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Candland’s Public Integrity Under Fire for Use of Taxpayer Funds

Gainesville District Supervisor Pete Candland’s public integrity is under fire as additional details emerge about his use of taxpayer funds. Candland’s close association with Mac Haddow and his involvement in the Haddow-Candland cabal’s house organ, the Sheriff of Nottingham smear blog, have been known for some time. Additionally, his breach of promise regarding the timing

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Candland’s Hidden Vendor Sued by Cuccinelli for Scam

Just yesterday we reported that Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland tried to use county funds to pay a hyper-partisan political vendor while filing a county procurement form indicating he was contracting with a different, nonpartisan vendor. No sooner had we done so than we started to receive additional information from readers about the vendor involved in

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Candland Tries to Pay Political Vendor with County Funds

We reported on Friday that Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland had hypocritically criticized the School Board for spending $4,000 in a mailing to the entire school district, while his office had spent $2,500 of county funds on a robocall/tele-town hall for just his district. But as we looked further at the details of his December 2015

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Cruelty and Ignorance in the Brentsville Bubble

Sometimes you ask yourself how individuals like Ruth Anderson, Pete Candland and Jeanine Lawson got the way they are. How can they claim so vociferously and self-righteously to believe in Christian principles and then treat people the way they do for political advantage? Many think it’s the influence of Mac Haddow. But sometimes there’s evidence

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Dumfries Mayor Gerald Foreman Arrested for Petty Larceny

Earlier today we wrote about Dumfries Mayor Gerald Foreman using taxpayer assets to smear and endorse candidates running in the Dumfries Town elections. We asked the rhetorical question, “How ethically challenged is Foreman?” Turns out that if we had waited but a few hours, we would have learned that the question is not rhetorical at

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Foreman Using Taxpayer Resources for Political Smears and Endorsements Ahead of Dumfries Town Election?

It’s another one of those hard-to-believe stories. Incumbent Dumfries Mayor Gerald M. Foreman allegedly posted on doors throughout the town a letter dated April 29, 2016, in which he both endorsed and disparaged several candidates for the Dumfries Town Council ahead of tomorrow’s town elections. Nothing new there, right? Except he did it on Dumfries

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