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STERLING, Va. (WUSA9) - Loudoun County supervisor Eugene Delgaudio will appear in court Tuesday morning for a hearing into whether or not he should be removed from office.

A group of opponents filed a petition with a judge last week alleging that he is not fit to represent their district. They want him to lose his seat under a law that allows removal for neglect of duty or incompetence.

The petition cites an investigation into whether or not Delgaudio used his staff to support his conservative nonprofit group, Public Advocate of the United States. A former aide sparked the investigation when he said Delgaudio used county resources and staff to benefit his political campaign.

A special grand jury declined to indict Delgaudio, but other supervisors censured him.

Delgaudio has been quoted as saying the case seeking his removal from office is an attempt to disenfranchise voters who elected him four times.

Delgaudio has developed a reputation as an opponent of gay rights.