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Sun May 17, 2020, 05:57 PM

In filing deadline surprise, controversial state Rep. Matt Shea won't seek reelection [View all]

Source: Seattle Times

Controversial Spokane Valley state Rep. Matt Shea, who was suspended from the House Republican caucus after an investigation concluded he had engaged in domestic terrorism, will not seek reelection this fall.

Shea did not file to run again for the Legislature as the candidate filing deadline for the August primary expired Friday afternoon, said Mike McLaughlin, elections manager for the Spokane County Auditor’s Office. Shea did, however, file to run as a Republican precinct committee officer.

The surprise development came after Shea had for months defiantly refused calls from Republican and Democratic leaders to resign, vowing to fight on and not bow down to what he called “a coup” against him.

Shea’s decision came after a House-commissioned investigation released in December concluded the lawmaker planned and participated in domestic terrorism against the United States with his involvement in a trio of standoffs against the government

Read more: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/in-filing-deadline-surprise-controversial-state-rep-matt-shea-wont-seek-reelection/

Shea gained notoriety by planning a military Biblical crusade against the government and was widely denounced by both parties.

If you have any interest in Washington State Politics click on the link to get a very good update including an interesting look at the very young Lt Governor who is leaving office to become a Jesuit.

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