At the Aug. 10 Board of Supervisors meeting, Jonathan Nateghi-Asli referenced the oath I swore upon taking office, which in part states that “I will faithfully and impartially discharge all the duties incumbent upon me” as a member of the Board of Supervisors. Why Nateghi-Asli is concerned about an oath I swore to God, I don't know, but I have been faithful to it as I was to my oath when I joined the U.S. Marine Corps and later retired as a lieutenant colonel.

At the Sept. 28 Board of Supervisors meeting, Stanley Wellard called for my immediate resignation due to being charged with removing real estate signs illegally placed in my neighborhood. I had permission from the owner of one lot to remove one. The other was illegally placed in our subdivision and as an owner of the common property in my subdivision, I had every right to set aside that illegal trespass as well. Furthermore, the signs are clearly illegal off-site advertisements and their placement are misdemeanors, according to the Edinburg Town Code.

As to Wellard's complaint about my past behavior as a lawyer, indeed my license to practice law was, I contend, wrongfully suspended in 2005. Since then, I have received informal legal ethics opinions from the Bar that much of what was found to be misconduct on my part actually wasn't. How that suspension was related to my standing up for two mentally disabled brothers whose farm was swindled from them and fighting very high-level corruption in Page County, the Northern Virginia Daily’s readers can decide. Interestingly, if Wellard was voting in Shenandoah County in 1999 or 2001, he may very well have voted for me as I was running against Republicans.

Additionally, Wellard expressed concerns over tax dollars spent fighting the petitions I filed on behalf of parents of pupils attending the southern campus schools. These petitions were not frivolous and the school budget amendment that paid for the name changes may very well be set aside on appeal.

These difficult efforts have not helped me politically, yet have been exactly what the vast majority of the citizens of Shenandoah County wanted me to do.

In short, I did not create dissension and division. That was done by five members of the School Board, three of whom, fortunately, are not running for reelection.

What can Northern Virginia Daily readers do in response to these leftist Democrat screeds against such efforts on their behalf? They can vote early at the Registrar’s Office, 600 N. Main St., Woodstock, Monday thru Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Who should they vote for? Probably best that I stay out of these races in other districts.

Bradley G. Pollack is a member of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors.