Category: Board of Supervisors

More Candland QBE Hypocricy

After last Tuesday’s Board of County Supervisors meeting we received a number of ‘inquiries” expressing outrage that Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland would vociferously argue for cuts to schools and other county priorities after he cast votes involving taxpayer funds that directly financially benefited QBE CEO Shawn Landry, the chairman of the Candland-support organization Rise Up

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Pete Candland’s QBE/Corruption Conundrum

How do you think Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland would have reacted if he had discovered that another sitting supervisor had voted multiple times in support of deals involving taxpayer funds and a privately-held for profit corporation founded and run by the chairman and chief benefactor of an organization set up to market and support that

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Haddow-Candland Cabal Freakin’ Out about Candland’s $3 Million Gaffe

If we weren’t talking about serious dollars it would be funny. The Haddow-Candland cabal is freaking out and has gone into full blown damage-control mode after the disclosure that Candland’s partisanship and a conflict of interest cost taxpayers $3 million. It’s a particularly stinging blow for Candland after he tried to savage the school system

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Pete Candland’s Partisanship and Conflict of Interest Cost Taxpayer $3 Million

We recently discovered that Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland’s political games with School Board Chair Ryan Sawyers pre-date Sawyers’s election and appear to have cost Prince William County taxpayers somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 million. The striking disclosure seems to reveal another example of Candland’s hypocrisy, selling out the taxpayer to satisfy partisan political goals

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Pete Candland Throws a Temper Tantrum

Many people who’ve sent a critical email to Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland have probably had this experience. What you get back is a long-winded written temper tantrum from Candland, who comes across as some elementary school kid who can’t accept anyone ever telling him that just maybe he’s done something wrong. Then, depending on the

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Misconduct at the PWC Electoral Board — Part 1

A couple of months ago local media reported on misconduct at the Prince William County Electoral Board involving its Republican member, Guy Anthony (Tony) Guiffre. Despite the best efforts of reporters and editors, there was more to the story than could be conveyed in a single newspaper article, and there have been significant related developments

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Chamber Rising

We can’t help but be impressed by the maturing transformation of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce over the past two years.  Rejecting far-right wing ideology, they’ve been charting a moderate-conservative course that emphasizes the positive contributions a healthy business sector makes to our community, businesses’ responsibilities as corporate citizens, and the importance of infrastructure,

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Stewart Speaks Out on Haddow-Candland Cabal Dishonesty

PWC Board Chair Corey Stewart recently spoke out on the Haddow-Candland cabal’s* dishonesty involving the recent Bi-County Parkway vote. As reported previously by the Muckraker, Vice-Chair Pete Candland had explicitly assured Chairman Stewart and the public that no vote would be taken on removing the parkway from the county comprehensive plan until Stewart had returned

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Haddow-Candland Cabal Snakes Stewart

We got a glimpse of what a Pete Candland controlled Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) looks like on March 15 when the Mac Haddow/Pete Candland cabal snaked the absent BOCS Chairman Corey Stewart.   Snake [sneyk] Verb: To stab someone in the back by telling them you’re going to do one thing and then doing

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