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State Senate candidate Matt Richardson resigns from tribal school

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on Oct. 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm with 6 Comments »
October 20, 2010 12:28 pm

State Senate candidate Matt Richardson has resigned from the school where he had until recently taught seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders.

Wa He Lut Indian School had previously said Richardson was on paid leave. About a week ago, he submitted a letter of resignation, Principal Harvey Whitford said today.

“We accepted a letter of resignation from Matt Richardson, and I can’t go in any more detail than that,” Whitford said.

He declined to say whether the resignation came voluntarily or if the school had asked for it, calling it an “internal personnel matter.” The tribal school on the Nisqually River has been similarly close-mouthed about the reasons for the paid leave, which Richardson maintained he was taking voluntarily to run his campaign.

I’ve got a call in to Richardson.

Richardson, a Sumner city councilman, has had plenty of dirty laundry aired in his intra-GOP clash with Sen. Pam Roach, who has a checkered history of her own. For a rundown of the race, read my story from Sunday.

Leave a comment Comments → 6
  1. lgcnelson84 says:

    If this was merely an issue of Richardson and the school “parting ways” you’d think they’d just say that. Something’s going on here…

  2. Oh my. Mr. McFeely or another tragic victim of the Roach Coach smear machine?

  3. AreYouHighOrWhat says:

    Never look a gift horse in the mouth they say, so I won’t let my imagination run wild about the “why”, I’m just gonna be happy those children are safe and pray this isn’t the first place that gets one of those letters from Matt. ;0)


    I guess he went after the bakini baristas because they were too old for his taste…

  5. Firewomanone says:

    Senator Roach will prevail. Richardson also has a checkered past.

    A home early from a trip “Pilot” caught Richardson with his hands in the cookie jar.

    Some of you just don’t like the Senator because she has balls. You go Pam..Keep speaking the truth.

  6. averagevoter says:

    Wow this is a real shocker . . . NOT. Good for the kids of the school though.

    To NinelnchNachosll: please tell me you don’t see Matt as the “tragic victim”? Good grief – Pam Roach couldn’t have MADE this stuff up. The list of allegations against Matt is soooo extensive and covers sooooo many issues it would be impossible to make up. I’m just glad it’s coming to light. Matt’s made his bed and now he has to lie in it (pun intended).
    I recently checked out http://www.truthonmatt.org. Very interesting. A simple unbiased list of links to the ACTUAL court documents that Matt has been involved in. There are several!!

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