This isn’t anything new for Herrity as I have been told by several Supervisors and staff members that he is the most partisan Supervisor that they can remember. Fortunately, this time there is someone who is publicly calling Herrity out for his behavior.
"I find it ironic that Herrity threw out that number when he has the highest-paid employee of all of us," McKay said of the proposal. "If I was paying my people what Herrity paid his chief of staff, maybe I wouldn't have a retention issue."It’s important to note that the issue on hand is Pat Herrity’s hypocrisy regarding budgetary issues, not Foreman’s right to make a living. In other words, Herrity is a hypocrite for spending almost $30,000 more on a single employee than anyone else on the Board at the same time that he’s ranting about government waste in campaign emails and trying to have the highest proposed cuts to the Supervisor offices.
Herrity devoted more than a quarter of his budget -- $117,000 -- to his chief of staff, Dave Foreman, who worked for former Virginia Rep. Tom Davis.
The hypocrisy continued when a blogger who holds an odd personal grudge against several local elected officials (especially the Democrat Herrity would run against if he wins the Republican nomination for Congress in Virginia's 11th CD) tried to excuse Herrity’s behavior by saying that he was being bullied. Seeing an opportunity here, Herrity’s supporters went into the comment section of the post and claimed that we shouldn’t be talking about this because they believed it was “distasteful” to discuss someone’s salary and that we shouldn‘t be attacking Foreman for making a living.