The Schuylkill County Republican Committee asked County Commissioner George Halcovage to step down from his two elected positions Wednesday.
The County’s GOP leadership says Halcovage should resign as Commissioner and as a newly-elected Delegate to the Republican National Convention.
During the June 2 Primary Election, Halcovage was the top vote-getter for Delegate to the RNC this year in Jacksonville, Fla. He got more than twice as many votes as anyone else on the ballot.
In the 2019 General Election, Halcovage won a third term as Schuylkill County Commissioner, also getting the most votes in that tally.
Schuylkill County Republican Committee Asks Halcovage to Resign as Commissioner, RNC Delegate
The Canary received copy of a letter signed by Schuylkill County Schuylkill GOP Chairman Dan Daub and State Committee Members Mary Beth Dougherty and Brian Manning.
“We are writing as members of the Republican State Committee representing Schuylkill County to ask you to resign from your position as both County Commissioner and as Delegate to the Republican National Convention.”
The committee members say in the letter that the allegations “have serious merit” because Schuylkill County Solicitor Glenn Roth said those allegations “appear credible”.
Of course, we’ve learned of some of the details regarding those allegations. The County’s internal investigation into the allegations reveals Halcovage likely violated 3 workplace policies:
- Sexual Harassment
- Verbal and Physical Abuse
- Disciplinary Action
Earlier this week, Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts Maria Casey said publicly that more allegations exist outside those investigated and that the women involved are “afraid to come to work” because of Halcovage’s presence at the Courthouse.
Halcovage continues to deny these allegations and vowed to fight them in court, should a lawsuit be filed against him.
“Cloud of Suspicion”
The Schuylkill County Republican Committee acknowledges Halcovage’s denial in its letter to him. However, the letter reads, “We believe that the cloud of suspicion is too great to lead our county and represent our party at the Republican National Convention.”
Finally, in closing, the letters goes on to say:
“Schuylkill County deserves to have representation both in the courthouse and at our party’s convention that is not tainted by allegations of misconduct. We hope you will take this request seriously and swiftly do what is right so that Schuylkill County and our party can move forward in a positive direction.”
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July 2, 2020 at 10:27 pm
what are the allegations? what’s his side? i don’t like my tax money funding investigations and procedure and not knowing the full details….they work for US, are answerable to US, and we should know explicitely what’s what.
July 3, 2020 at 1:42 am
So far we’ve only got name-calling and denials. The statement issued last Friday hinting at more details to follow was bizarre in timing.
July 3, 2020 at 9:47 am
He had an affair with the first women. They were caught at the courthouse in a secluded area having sex. Shortly after that, that woman broke it off with him, and he started harassing her and wanted to continue the relationship. Then he started another affair with the second woman. Same thing happened: she ended it, he harassed her for more. The two women teamed up and decided to file charges against him.
July 3, 2020 at 11:48 am
Should be turned over to the state attorney general with a grand jury investigation for previous cover-ups. Courthouse needs an enema.
July 3, 2020 at 12:12 pm
Sounds like it’s got to be one of the worst workplaces in the state. Everyone at each other’s throats, obviously forgetting the reason they’re there and who put them there.
July 6, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Halcovage ran for Congress in 2018–don’t tell me the party didn’t know about this then.
July 7, 2020 at 12:01 am
Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty???
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