TheSheaReport.com
The complete story about Matt Shea's disturbing behavior that goes well beyond the personal into his professional and political life.
For months we've been hearing about Matt Shea's domestic violence, anger issues, dishonesty and threatening behavior. When he tried to intimidate his political opponent by showing up at her house while her children were home alone, it was time to take a closer look. The truth is worth exposing.
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Does Shea Have the Temperament to Lead?

Fellow Republicans have raised significant concerns about his fitness for office.

During the 2011 appointment process for the vacant Senate seat in the 4th legislative district, Spokane County Commissioners heard from many Republicans who were concerned about Shea. Those expressing concern were worried about him being "mentally unstable," and "physical and emotionally abusive to his ex-wife." One Republican familiar with the divorce records stated that Shea "likely committed perjury, which is a felony."1, 2

Additionally, according to testimony collected by the Spokane County Commissioners in 2011, Shea was "dismissed by his commander in Iraq and called in for a psychiatric evaluation for anger management problems."3, 4

Shea's credibility was also questioned in emails to Commissioners French, Mielke and Richard. One longtime Republican expressed concern that PCOs had been threatened to vote for Shea to fill the vacant Senate seat.5 Further, fellow Republicans also suspected that Shea had been complicit or supportive of a plot to rig the election to fill the State Senate seat he so dearly wanted. There was even significant evidence that Shea wanted to lead a "revolution" against the established Republican party.7

In a February 5th, 2011, article in the Spokesman Review, outgoing Senator Bob McCaslin made it clear that he would not support Matt Shea as his replacement. In fact, McCaslin said he would not support Shea for any elected office. A highly-respected elder statesman in the Spokane Republican party, McCaslin wrote a letter to the Spokane County Commissioners stating "I wish to state that under no circumstances would I support Matthew Shea for any public office."8

The same Spokesman Review article revealed that another well-respected Spokane Republican, County Commissioner Todd Mielke, had submitted a sworn statement, five pages long, outlining how he had been subjected to an outburst of "spontaneous, extreme anger" from Shea.9 According to his statement, people within a twenty-foot radius clearly heard Shea's rampage, stopped their conversations and watched the exchange. The incident took place in the House Office Building during the 2010 legislative session. Mielke, who is a former state legislator, said Shea was upset because Mielke had not consulted him about a bill he was supporting and addressed the Republican Commissioner with insulting, vulgar language.10


  1. John Smith, e-mail message to Al French at votealfrench@aol.com, January 16, 2011.
  2. Gene Strunk, e-mail message to 4th Legislative District PCOs, January 29, 2011, forwarded to Al French at votealfrench@aol.com, January 29, 2011.
  3. Paul Mack, "Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, No – 07301543-5; Declaration of Lisa Shea" (Court Document, Superior Court of Washington Spokane County, 2007), 1-6.
  4. John Smith, e-mail message to Al French at votealfrench@aol.com, January 16, 2011.
  5. Gene Strunk, e-mail message to 4th Legislative District PCOs, January 29, 2011, forwarded to Al French at votealfrench@aol.com, January 29, 2011.
  6. Gene Strunk, e-mail message to 4th Legislative District PCOs, January 29, 2011, forwarded to Al French at votealfrench@aol.com, January 29, 2011.
  7. John Craig, "McCaslin Blasts Shea as Possible Successor for State Senate Seat," Spokesman Review, "Spokane, Wa", February 5, 2011.
  8. John Craig, "McCaslin Blasts Shea as Possible Successor for State Senate Seat," Spokesman Review, "Spokane, Wa", February 5, 2011
  9. Todd Mielke, "Declaration of Todd Mielke" (Commission Documents, Spokane County Commission, Spokane County, January 19, 2011), 1-5.