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The Chair of the Virginia Beach Democrats @CarlaHesseltine (who scrubbed her Twitter nicely btw) is a fake Democrat.

Carla uses the Democratic Party for her personal gains, while in 2016 she actually voted in the Republican primaries.
Carla supported Republican Congressman Scott Rigell, the Republican who represented the 2nd Congressional District before Scott Taylor. She was also pictured speaking at a fundraiser for Rigell and even wanted him to run for Senate.
Carla claimed to be a “lifelong Democrat” when she ran for Chair. She even ran to be a Hillary delegate stating that she never participated in another party’s nomination process, but her voting record shows she voted R and my sources say for John Kasich particularly.
As Chair of the Virginia Beach Democrats Carla worked behind the scenes to undermine her own Treasurer, Mike Maskell, in his run for City Council. We cannot have imposters in our leadership positions of the Democratic Party.

Pay attention people.

That's just the start....
Maskell (D) was running against incumbent Jim Wood (R).

Carla and Jim Wood are friends, so Carla plotted to have Wood recommended on the official Dem sample ballot over Maskell. The city-council is non-partisan, voters know who is supported by each party based on the sample.
To clarify, she tried to make it appear that this Republican was the one supported by the Democratic Party.

The idea was shot down over the summer by the steering committee.

Oh, but there's more.
Carla wanted Ben Davenport (R for Mayor) who held a fundraiser for Scott Taylor and has endorsed many Republicans— on the ballot, as well as the Democrat Jim Wood.

This lead a lot of the Party Steering Committee members (who are ACTUAL Democrats to resign).
Did I mention that she took bribes?

Louis Jones a Republican running for City Council wrote a $1,000 check to the Committee. Carla put him on the sample ballot a few days later.
Carla’s supports Louis Jones although he is a known right-wing Repub with a history of racially insensitive remarks. Jones had the temerity to victim-blame an unarmed black woman who had been killed by police in Virginia Beach, even though she did nothing illegal.
Eventually, the committee expressed their anger towards the possibility of the Republicans appearing on the Democratic sample ballot, and they were later taken off.

But Carla also took the Democrat, Jim Maskell of the sample ballot too.
.@CarlaHesseltine should resign from her position immediately because she is willing to sink every down-ballot Democrat to make her point and advance her herself.

You can find her in FB comments harassing Democrats.
Former Steering Committee member Emily Hoapili, who resigned in response to Carla’s sample ballot shenanigans said, "If he had been on the sample ballot, he could have closed the margin. And the message this sends to any members considering running for office is just bad."
The Republican Jim Wood who Carla tried to put on the Democrat sample ballot had an easy victory to the City Council because of these actions.

Carla actively works AGAINST the Democrats.
There was a meeting where Carla called on everyone who wanted to speak, except for one person, Michelle Sanderson, a young black woman who is President of the Virginia Beach Young Democrats.
She wanted to remove the President of the Virginia Beach Young Dems, the only remaining person of color on Steering at that time, from her position. Carla was unaware that the Young Dems are a separate org, and their President is guaranteed a spot on the committee.
Carla Hesseltine's biases may be subconscious, but they have a significant detrimental impact on her leadership ability. At best, Carla does not care about diversity or a having committee that represents the community.
She unilaterally removed the Committee’s 19-year-old web designer from his position because he liked a tweet pointing out her Republican ties.

(Oh boy, she won't like me)

@CarlaHesseltine (:
Carla came under criticism from over a dozen members of the committee, and she blamed two black women claiming that they threatened her. One of them was Kimberly Tucker, the organizer for Indivisible 757, and an employee of the national progressive organization Indivisible.
Carla’s justification was that Kimberly was so upset by all of the problems on the committee that she would be willing to hold a protest outside Carla’s house. Of course, no such protest ever happened.
Carla Hesseltine also tweeted the IndivisibleTeam asking them to fire Kimberly.

Threatening someone’s job, someone’s paycheck, someone’s ability to live, is much more severe than Kimberly’s remarks against her.
Carla added that the organization indivisible does more harm than good. (This is absurd by the way; Indivisible Movement does excellent work). Indivisible is a non-partisan progressive organization, so they criticize anybody who deserves it.
On Facebook, Carla Hesseltine also used the Party page to threaten Leonard Tengco a local Democratic school board member saying, "My son, my son in law, and husband would like to talk to you."
The @CarlaHesseltine pushes out minorities, young people, and those who criticize her has done lasting damage to the party and is the exact type of politics that makes people not want to become involved.

She's a stain on our party, and we should call for her removal.
For more information and screenshots of @CarlaHesseltine's behavior read this medium post medium.com/@WilliamM/the-…
Special thanks to William Moncure from Virginia (who doesn't have Twitter) for bringing this to my attention.
Here she is in 2016 supporting the Republican Congressman.
Proof Carla voted Republican according to her voting records.
Here’s the email from @CarlaHesseltine accepting $1,000 from the Republican candidate for Mayor.
Here you can find @CarlaHesseltine going after @IndivisibleTeam on Twitter after trying to get someone who opposed her fired.
According to Carla, Indivisiblie does “more harm than good” and @DailyKos should be referred to as “Dailyrag.”

So professional 😔😔😔😔
As mentioned, @CarlaHesseltine also used the Virginia Beach Democratic Committee to threaten other Democrats.

She said to Leonard Tengco a Democratic school board member, “... my son, son in law and husband would like to talk to you.”
Please pay attention to your local politics (and get involved) to stop this stuff from happening.
-her
-The
HEADS UP

I just learned @CarlaHesseltine has plans to run for State Senate as a Democrat.

Virginia Dems be aware.
Soon we will know if the Virginia Beach Democrats are willing to stand up against Carla Hesseltine.

I'll keep you updated.
Carla Hesseltine tweeted earlier today that she has come under cyberbullying.

Claiming victim instead of explaining or responding is often the strategy of people who are exposed.

Hesseltine did not explain any of the substantial evidence.
.@CarlaHesseltine I would be happy to change any inaccurate information here, but for me to do that, you must explain.

There is ample evidence here backing up everything tweeted.
The steering committee can remove her but hasn't.

The only other person who can do something about this is the Congressional District Chair, Sandra Brandt.
. Carla Hesseltine just deleted this tweet.
Correction******

Yvonne Leonard was the person not called on, not Michelle Sanderson.
Update: She took that she was Chair out of her Twitter bio. Carla Hesseltine is still in her position though.
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