Connolly's Job with Tysons Corporation Provokes Criticism

"Totally inappropriate" is how one of Gerald E. Connolly's fellow Democrats, McLean Citizen's association vice president Susan Turner, describes the Board of Supervisors chairman's work for SAIC, the area's fourth largest employer and major stake holder in decisions affecting land use and transportation issues in Tysons Corner.

But Turner and other critics of Connolly's position with the company have not been able to cite any violation of the state's conflict of interest laws and the chairman says he has done everything above board, including recusing himself from votes that directly affect SAIC property.

This article from yesterday's front page details Connolly's defense of his "other" job in the face of what some say is at least "a problem of appearances."

By Focus on Fairfax |  July 9, 2007; 10:50 AM ET  | Category:  Business , Government , Politics
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