This message was posted on Daune Gardner's Facebook page:
The following statement was sent to the media earlier today. I wanted to also share it with you here.
As you may know, on 9 June I was accused of a traffic law violation. Those accusations are being addressed through our legal system as is done for any other citizen of our state and town.
Please remember that anyone is innocent until proven otherwise. I am and will follow proper, legal process. My lack of response until now is based upon advice most receive in this type of situation and has been intended to allow an objective and fair approach to the circumstances. The system must be allowed to work for me just as it would for any one of you.
It is within the scope of the responsibilities of the board of commissioners to explore any potential violation of the towns ethics policy. However, any findings, regardless of the situation, should be based on ones performance of official duties and not subjected to hearsay, rumors, innuendo, or libelous or slanderous statements.
I want to make it clear that I do not intend to leave the position that the citizens of Waxhaw elected me to fulfill. Rest assured that I will continue to perform my duties as your mayor with the same vigor, grace and poise as should be required of any elected official.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to those who have offered words of encouragement and support and who have spoken up on my behalf because they know my character, accomplishments and vision for the town of Waxhaw.
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