In light of Scottsville District Supervisor Christopher Dumler's recent plea of guilty to a charge of sexual battery, the Committee has decided to remove him from the Albemarle County Democratic Committee and call for his resignation from the Board of Supervisors.
Mr. Dumler has accomplished much good work on behalf of the citizens of Scottsville District and of Albemarle County. However, the behavior for which Mr. Dumler has accepted responsibility does not reflect Democratic values and standards, nor the standard to which we hold our elected officials. We cannot support his continued service.
Statement from the Charlottesville Democratic Committee Executive Committee
As Democrats of Charlottesville, we stand for the fair treatment of all, abhor all forms of sexual exploitation and strongly support the Violence Against Women Act. We find it inappropriate for someone who has pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual battery to hold the office of supervisor in our neighboring county.
The citizens of Charlottesville and other neighboring communities have a need for Albemarle's government to function effectively in this closely-knit region. As fellow Democrats we urge Mr. Dumler to heed the counsel of elected officials and community leaders and resign.