October 1, 2012

The Post missed a critical point about Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene A. Delgaudio’s fundraising activities in its Sept. 29 editorial “Fundraising shenanigans in Loudoun.”

The editorial drew a distinction between Mr. Delgaudio’s claim that he was using taxpayer resources to raise money for a youth football league and the appearance that instead he may have been using those resources to solicit monies for his own political prospects and agenda. The implication is that using taxpayer-funded staff to raise money for a favorite charity would be appropriate. 

Why would it be proper to favor any charity with public resources over any other charity? It appears to me that either case would be a misuse of public funds by an elected official.

Peter Benjamin, Garrett Park

The write is mayor of Garrett Park.