September 17, 2020
Phillip Rosenthal, Trustee (Springfield District) Fairfax County Library Board: “I used very inappropriate words, and I apologize to you because it was not my intention. My intention, simply was that when maybe we feature books by Muslim people, we may be voting down in reference to another religion...So please let's try to have a balance...I used the wrong words."
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Trustee Rosenthal apologies for ‘wrong words’ and retains board seat.
Fran Millhouser, Chair of Fairfax County Library Board, said she received "many emails voicing public concern" for statements made by Trustees Phil Rosenthal (Springfield District) and Darren Ewing (Dranesville District) during the previous board meeting in late July.