Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Supervisor Benjamin Pitts’ conflict of interest
If you recall, Supervisor Benjamin Pitts abstained from voting on the Special Service Tax Districts, citing that he had a financial conflict of interest. I called Mr. Pitts today to get more details about the conflict.
He recently accepted a job with a security firm that HCA hired to watch over the construction site of the new hospital. The company that hired the firm is the general contractor, but the general contractor is paid by HCA. Pitts said he could have still voted on the matter, but he decided to go above and beyond the law by identifying he had a conflict and also not voting. Case closed.
And by the way, Mr. Pitts is running for the BATTLEFIELD District again this November.