May 31, 2013
Albemarle County Supervisor Chris Dumler will stay on the Board of Supervisors. The judge in the Chris Dumler petition trial ruled that the Supervisor will be allowed to remain on the board and denied the request to have him removed.
This decision comes after a petition was circulated and signed by 372 Albemarle County residents. The document claimed Dumler neglected his duties after pleading guilty to a sex charge earlier this year.
May 30, 2013
The judge in the Chris Dumler petition trial is scheduled to issue her ruling at approximately 9:00 Friday morning. She will decide if she will grant the petitioners request, which means Dumler would be removed from the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, or deny the request, which means Dumler would be allowed to stay on the board.
May 20, 2013
The judge in the case has declared that she will not make a ruling until May 31.
Supervisor Dennis Rooker takes the stand, being questioned first by the defense.
Defense questioned Rooker over whether he had ever been removed from a committee chair, and his town hall meetings.
Defense and prosecution had been discussing money issues related to Dumler, as well as his previous interactions with Scottsville residents over possible school closure and a firing range.
Prosecution read a statement from the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors when they declared they lost confidence in Dumler.
Defense counters that only two members of the Board of Supervisors, Boyd and Snow, do not represent the whole board.
Judge is taking the motion under advisement as she considers the evidence being presented to her.
Christopher Dumler on the stand reads a statement he sent to constituents saying it is his personal duty to communicate with residents in his district.
Scottsville residents take the stand to testify that have not been able to get in touch with their representative, Christopher Dumler.
A judge will decide on Monday if Albemarle County Supervisor Dumler can keep his elected position.
Dumler is in Albemarle County Circuit Court to fight a petition filed earlier this year with 580 signatures pushing to oust him from office. Dumler pleaded guilty to a sex charge in January.
The petition argues Dumler isn't able to fulfill his duties as an elected official with the charge hanging over his head. He's already resigned from a number of boards and commissions at the request of his fellow supervisors.
Prosecutors are expected to call 23 people to the stand to testify on Monday.
Dumler says he will call fellow Albemarle County Supervisors, as well as a number of county staff to speak to his defense.