Why we cannot elect Melissa Bondi…


    Ms. Bondi’s failures to pay taxes (local and federal) disqualify her from holding any government office [See Washington Post, p.B10;1/13/12].

    She wouldn’t even tell the Wa.Post “whether she received notices or warning letters” from the IRS.

    The public who vote in the upcoming caucus, if informed of her negligence, will probably decide favorably for another candidate–but what if they don’t?  Ms. Bondi should step aside from this caucus/election. It would be a shame and an embarrassment to Arlington if she is elected.

    Unless the IRS, the Washington Post and Arlington County (delinquent car taxes for 2 years? C’mon! Please–we all get those Arlington notices on a regular basis!) have all conspired to do harm to Ms. Bondi, she is not qualified to represent us on the Arlington Board.

    We have enough issues in Arlington County w/out appointing someone to a government position who hasn’t paid in to the system she wants to be part of; Ms. Bondi, seemingly a fine person from those who endorsed her, should get her own house in order and–at least for the time being–leave governance to other, more organized and qualified individuals.  Those who have who endorsed this well-intentioned, but flawed candidate, need to ask her to reconsider her campaign.  There are many other ways she can continue to serve, but an elected position on the Board is not one of them.



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