Editor: It’s an unfortunate reflection of the fractious times we live in when elected officials resort to the same campaign strategy as domestic terrorist groups.
I refer to the recent appearance of Leesburg Town Councilman Tom Dunn’s campaign literature strewn about in neighborhood driveways in much the same way that KKK flyers have been distributed in the area lately. As offensive as the loathsome propaganda disseminated by the KKK is, Mr. Dunn’s littered material contains equally obnoxious misrepresentations of the truth as well as factual errors.
For example, while Mr. Dunn expresses disdain for “party politics,” which “does almost nothing locally,” he himself actively sought and attained endorsement by the local Republican Party on Aug. 25. In addition, on his flyer he advises voters who “still want to vote strictly National Political Party,” vote for one of the two “Democrats” running for mayor. Since Mr. Dunn knows full well that Kelly Burk is the only Democratically endorsed candidate in the race and Ron Campbell is neither endorsed by the Democrats nor identifies as one, we can only assume that this statement is an attempt to split the vote on election day. In my opinion, such blatantly misleading and self-serving inaccuracies are, in Mr. Dunn’s own words, “a new low in Leesburg politics.”
Mary Pellicano, Leesburg