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Tatnall announces shift to School Board contest

In a statement released today, mayoral candidate Rick Tatnall has announced that he will instead be running for the 7th District School Board seat being vacated by Donald Coleman.

While I truly believe I have the knowledge, experience and awareness to be a great Mayor, this Mayoral election is already out of control, and there is still 5 months to go. With 18 candidates and counting, the election is guaranteed to be less about strategic plans and creative ideas and more about money and personalities. I know I can’t win in this scenario and since I am only in this race to affect serious change quickly, it is time to change the tactics of the Plan.

Towards that end I have decided to narrow my focus back on what I know best – the East End and Richmond Public Schools. I believe the best way to do that is to become a member of the School Board. Therefore, I announce I am ending my campaign to be Mayor of the City of Richmond and declare myself a candidate for the 7th District School Board seat being vacated by Donald Coleman.

For more information, please contact Rick Tatnall at:
(804) 325-3674 – land line

James “JJ” Minor, son of Del. Delores McQuinn and chairman of the city’s Democratic Committee, has voiced an interest in the position as well.

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crd 05/20/2016 at 9:37 AM

@1 I agree, good decision.

Right on Broad 05/24/2016 at 9:14 AM

I’m happy to see Rick do this. The school board is a much better venue for him rather than the continual manure storm that is Council and the Mayor.

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