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Corey: Time To Fire Melissa Peacor

By Greg L | 4 December 2012 | Prince William County | 19 Comments

When your most senior subordinate actively works to undermine your authority among the staff, actively suborns violations of the law, provides known false information to you and others on your behalf,  promotes the interests of your opponents over you, and works overtime to derail your strategic vision, there’s no choice about what you have to do.  You fire them.  Chairman Corey Stewart, Melissa Peacor is doing all this and more.  If you do not immediately demand her resignation, this is only going to get worse.  Insubordination like this only makes you look weak, ineffective, and irrelevant at a moment when you need to be strong.

Just take a look at this insanity from The Sheriff’s latest post on the county’s budget discussions, where we see the latest utterly outrageous antics from the county’s Chief Executive Officer.

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In short order the economy in Prince William County is going to get thrashed by the federal government allowing sequestration to happen.  There are going to be a lot of highly experienced, supremely qualified former federal workers and government contractors looking for work, people with skills and experience that Peacor can only dream of having, and who just might have the common sense to not poison the staff of a local government against the elected officials that lead it.

Let’s find the best and brightest of that bunch and put that person in Peacor’s position.  And let’s hand Peacor that pink slip she so well deserves right now.  Today.



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19 Comments

  1. chatmaster said on 4 Dec 2012 at 10:28 pm:
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    Cute, and very nice evidence. But have you forgotten where you are? How dare you bring corruption charges against a government maven? We’re in the South, and we’re going to stay that way! To fire Peacor (and then her servant Corey) would be unthinkable, even if she is a (dare I say it?) “woman” - i.e. a female person, protected under the law. OK, let’s get serious. It would take less than five minutes to fix the “Peacor problem” … and maybe only a bit longer to fix the Stewart mess.

  2. Anonymous said on 4 Dec 2012 at 10:49 pm:
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    The point is that Peacor has ceased to be an employee and has become an advocate, which is the role of the elected BOCS. Gotta go.

  3. chatmaster said on 4 Dec 2012 at 11:02 pm:
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    Yes, I understand the metaphor about “ceasing to be an employee”, but the facts of the matter are different. When we fire her, she will still get a big slice of cheese (not as big of a slice of stinky cheese as she gave us, but enough to live on for a decade or two). We’re going to pay out the nose, whatever we do. So let’s do the thing that Americans are privileged to do in such cases - fire the woman. NOW!

  4. Doug Brown said on 5 Dec 2012 at 12:14 am:
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    Corey has to recognize that if he doesn’t fire her, he looks like he is playing a double game. He’s for Candland. He’s for Peacor. He’s for gotten as a serious candidate for anything.

  5. Anonymous said on 5 Dec 2012 at 6:30 am:
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    The Sheriff has had it out for Peacor since his blog started so how do you know everything he wrote in that post is not fabricated lies? How do you really know? He just wants her gone for a variety of reasons, hell hath no fury like a Sheriff scorned….

  6. Padre said on 5 Dec 2012 at 7:41 am:
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    The CXO works for the ENTIRE BOCS. She doesn’t just work for Corey.

  7. Just the Facts said on 5 Dec 2012 at 7:57 am:
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    Padre is correct. Therefore, why is she actively working to undermine and ambush Candland, who is also one of the supervisors?

  8. Anonymous said on 5 Dec 2012 at 8:48 am:
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    All the other supervisors hate Candland too, duh. They know the Sheriff’s aim is to get Candland further up the chain.

  9. Doug Brown said on 5 Dec 2012 at 9:09 am:
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    “We’re going to pay out the nose, whatever we do.”

    Not if she’s terminated for cause. And Padre, if Peacor is working for Candland, then a good attorney could find cause for terminating Peacor’s contract right in that fine work product.

    Here’s a modest proposal for Candland to amend to his budget: fight corruption with monetary incentives, or as Cynic might say fight corruption with corruption. Offer a cash reward up to Peacor’s annual salary for any information from county employees that leads to the termination of an employee with specified salary and who has recently had a makeover of their personal commode, personal use of the commode mighth also be thrown in for the provider of said information.

    I can see the headlines now : From Slush Funds to Flush Funds: How PWC taxpayers retook control of their government and ridded themselves of bureaucratic waste.

  10. sosopath said on 5 Dec 2012 at 11:16 am:
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    Real politicos know that you do not fire bureaucrats - you park them. Whether that means promoting Peacor into another supernumerary titled position or inserting a new one on top is up to the Chairman and the BOCS.

  11. Just the Facts said on 5 Dec 2012 at 11:50 am:
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    Anonymous 8:48 – I do not agree that the other Board members “hate” Pete Candland. I just don’t think that all eight of them are so petty and vindictive. Supervisor Candland’s behavior toward the other Board members, and staff, has been nothing but gentlemanly and professional.

    If Peacor is indeed singling out any particular Board member because she doesn’t like his proposals, and assumes that based on her perception that other Board members “hate” him she can get away with it, the Sherriff (Prince William County, not the blogger) should escort her out of the building today and deliver her termination paperwork to her at her home.

    Again, Padre is absolutely correct. Peacor works equally for all eight Supervisors. She should function as a facilitator and support person for all of them without advocating on behalf of or against any position any of them are taking. I don’t see that happening.

    Regarding The Sheriff (the blogger), he is a private citizen exercising his First Amendment rights. If he chooses to advocate for what he sees as changes to create better government in Prince William County, he has every right to do so. This applies to helping a candidate he supports (Candland) achieve higher elected office, or seeking new senior management in our County government.

  12. Generous said on 5 Dec 2012 at 12:12 pm:
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    Melissa has demonstrated that she does not serve each elected member of the Board of County Supervisors as a facilitator. She obviously is not able to handle what her position requires. By her malicious manipulating, she has violated her position and destroyed herself. Our citizens need a humble, forthright County Executive. Yes! Yes! Fire Melissa! It is finally time! Thank you for your most insightful blog.

  13. Anonymous said on 5 Dec 2012 at 1:27 pm:
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    Just the Facts: What political circles do YOU travel in? LOL, you are right, hate isn’t the right word, loathe would be better. Say what you want but everyone knows the Sheriff is attached to Pete and the Sheriff is making them all miserable. In the end it will be Pete’s downfall. If we lose Peacor in the meantime all the better.

  14. Riley said on 6 Dec 2012 at 9:37 am:
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    I never thought I’d see the day where Peacor could be worse than her predecessor. Although when they went through the hiring process in the first place I was out front demanding they bring in someone from the outside rather than hire one of Gerhart’s cronies.

    From 3 1/2 years ago…

    http://virginiavirtucon.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/dont-let-the-door-hit-you-on-the-way-out-gerhart/

    For too long, Gerhart has run roughshod over the Board of County Supervisors. I have long called for Gerhart to be fired from his post, specifically for undermining time and again and again the approved county policy pertaining to illegal aliens.

    On too many other issues as well, rather than working behind the scenes to implement the various policies approved by the BOCS, Gerhart was speaking out publicly or to the press over his disagreements with the Board. I believe that he lost sight that he was not the elected official and that he viewed the County Exec. position in PWC along the lines of such positions in Maryland where they are elected.

    The worst thing that Prince William County could do is replace Gerhart with one of his cronies or someone of similar inclinations. The Board should immediately undertake a nationwide search effort to find a top-notch administrator who will respect the will of the BOCS and the people of Prince William County, not seek to advance his or her own agenda.

  15. Doug Brown said on 6 Dec 2012 at 11:11 am:
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    Riley,

    I think you’re right PWC is suffering from a bad case of chronic cronyism right now.

    Manassas went outside and hired a City Manager, it seems to have turned out pretty well.

  16. Cynic said on 6 Dec 2012 at 1:48 pm:
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    “Cynic might say fight corruption with corruption.”

    Mr. Brown: Would never say something like that!

    Now let me say something that might get me arrested:

    HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

  17. Anonymous said on 6 Dec 2012 at 2:26 pm:
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    I think the person who observed that Peacor acts as if she as independant power center, such as the elected County Execs in MD, had it right. Her job is create a budget based on the BOCS instructions/guidance. Her job is NOT to advocate to keep/eliminate programs, undermine/support proposals, work with some but not with other BOCS. She presents options to the BOCS now with labels that confuse the issue as to whether budget items are necessary or not, mandated or not etc. Of course, she is not happy with budget proposals coming from BOCS members because she sees it as undermining what until not has been her power over the purse strings. BOCS like Candland and Stewart are trying to put the horse before the cart for a change, and she is not happy, but it’s the way it is supposed to be. The push back from her is what is outrageous. She is a bureaucrat, nothing more, nothing less. She is not a power unto herself. She needs to learn her place, or leave. Her insubordination in tone and action for the last several months has got to be grating on the BOCS, one would thing.

  18. Doug Brown said on 7 Dec 2012 at 10:41 am:
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    Cynic,

    Avoid prison time just say, Feliz Navidad!

    Though if ICE picks you up by mistake they might seize everything you possess.

  19. Citizen-Veteran said on 11 Dec 2012 at 12:48 pm:
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    Cut the losses. Fire Melissa Peacor before the end of the calendar year. She will only increase her political power as time progresses. Bureaucrats like her do not possess the right system of values for the civil service. “To Serve” in not their mantra. “To Serve Me” is what they are really saying . . . quietly.

    Keep your eye on the appointment process for the next PWC Chief of Police. If we get a hack from Charlie Dean’s old posse, we will know Melissa Peacor won. The citizens need a professional law enforcement officer from OUTSIDE the county.

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