Fauquier YRs Call on BoS to Take Code of Ethics Seriously

Fauquier YRs Call on BoS to Take Code of Ethics Seriously

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2014
CONTACT: Doug Smith – fcyrs@fauquieryrs.org – www.fauquieryrs.org

WARRENTON, Virginia – The Fauquier County Young Republicans unanimously passed the following resolution at their April 8, 2014 meeting:

RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION CALLING ON REPUBLICAN ELECTED OFFICIALS TO CONDUCT THEMSELVES IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER, AND URGING THE FAUQUIER BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO TAKE SERIOUSLY THEIR CODE OF ETHICS

WHEREAS, one of the primary objectives of the Fauquier County Young Republicans (FCYRs) is to bring young people into the Republican Party; and

WHEREAS, Republican elected officials in public office are considered representatives of the Republican Party in the eyes of the public; and

WHEREAS, abusive and/or inappropriate conduct on the part of Republican elected officials in public office creates a negative impression of the Republican Party in the eyes of the public, and therefore hinders the efforts and mission of the FCYRs; and

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County government has adopted a Code of Ethics which reads in part: “The professional and personal conduct of members must be above reproach and avoid even the appearance of impropriety. Members shall refrain from abusive conduct, personal charges or verbal attacks upon the character or motives of other members of the Board of Supervisors, boards, commissions, and committees, the staff or public.”; and

WHEREAS, the Code of Ethics further states in part: “The Board of Supervisors may impose sanctions on members whose conduct does not comply with the County’s ethical standards, such as reprimand, formal censure, loss of seniority or committee assignment, or budget restriction.”; and

WHEREAS, it has become an issue in the media that a Republican member of the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors has made abusive personal attacks on members of the public via the Internet; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Young Republicans this 8th day of April in the year of Our Lord 2014, that the FCYRs call on all Republican elected officials within our county to conduct themselves in a professional manner in all public spheres at all times so as not to tarnish the image of the Republican Party; and be it

RESOLVED FURTHER that the Fauquier County Young Republicans urge the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors to take seriously their Code of Ethics; and be it

RESOLVED FINALLY that the Fauquier Young Republicans call on the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors to formally reprimand/censure any member who has breached their Code of Ethics.

About the FCYRs: The Fauquier County Young Republicans consists of Virginia voters 18-40 years old dedicated to electing Republicans to office and to promoting the Republican principles of a limited constitutional government, individual liberty and responsibility, free market capitalism, traditional values, and a strong national defense.

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