November 2020 UPDATE: The Jefferson County, WA page has now been marked as a 'fan page' by Facebook, indicating it is NOT an official county page.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, WA - There seems to be growing controversy over the unofficial Jefferson County, WA Facebook page which appears to be run by Clallam County resident Joe D'Amico and former PT Leader contributor Patrick Sullivan.
With a plethora of low 1-star reviews, the Jefferson County, WA Facebook page appears to be more about promoting the agenda of Mr. D'Amico (his proposed gun range in Quilcene, his discontent for County Sheriff Dave Stanko, etc.) and less about promoting that of Jefferson County or its citizens.
Recent and previous reviews on the page highlight just what the community thinks...
This page is NOT an official page for Jefferson County, Washington. It was created by a man who is a disgrace to our county, Joe D'Amico. Joe doesn't even live in Jeffrson County. He and his friend Patrick Sullivan administer this page. Don't be fooled into thinking this page has anything to do with the county administration.
“This page's byline is "Jefferson County Washington is manage [sic] by the citizens of Jefferson County Washington" but it is, in fact, managed by one particular resident and his business interests. This page is fraudulent, has no relationship to the government of Jefferson County, is not reflective of the views of the other residents of Jefferson County, and is a giant conflict of interest for Joe D'Amico and his private security company. He should turn the page over to Jefferson County.”
“Don't spread slanted news & views. Don't claim to be an official mouthpiece for the county.”
Not an official page. Whoever is running this should turn it over to the county officials
According to recent posts on the page, Joe D'Amico asked "Jefferson County" to provide email dumps (often containing personal information) about the commercial shooting facility he proposed to build in Quilcene.
What is odd about this situation is that he is purporting to ask the County to provide the email dumps to the Citizens, when in reality he runs the Jefferson County, WA FB Page and is in full control of the posted content...a bit of a catch 22, right?
What do you think about this whole scenario? How does it make you feel, knowing a resident of another county, who has been at the center of so many controversies, has the ability to spread slanted "news" to and about Jefferson County residents? Does the County need to step in, or create an official FB page of its own or should it assume control of the one already bearing its name?
SURVEY UPDATE: As of 9:05AM on Sunday, September 30th, 2018 we had 16 total entries, 11 entries for YES, 5 entries for NO. A comment was made that Facebook should be contacted regarding the fraudulent page. You can report the page on Facebook using the drop down menu.
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