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Yet another investigator snooping on trustees trail
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It’s take a number for investigators earning paychecks chasing down leads about possible Manteca Unified School District trustee misconduct.

The latest is an investigator from the California Secretary of State’s office that was in Manteca Wednesday questioning people about whether Alexander Bronson was a legal resident of the trustee area based on what he submitted on his candidacy papers.

It wasn’t clear whether trustee Ashley Drain’s residency status when she filed for election is also being investigated as well. Both had complaints lodged against them with the San Joaquin County Elections Department that was forwarded to the Secretary of State’s office.

The official response from the Secretary of State’s office is they can’t comment one way or the other.

If anything comes of the investigation into Bronson’s residency it will be forwarded to the elections department. It is then up to the elections department to decide whether to forward it to the district attorney for possible criminal action.

Also in Manteca Wednesday as well as today is Donna M. Matties. She is a partner in the Sacramento law firm of Atkinson, Anderson, Loya, Rudd & Romo. The firm was retained by Manteca Unified to investigate a complaint that apparently centers on whether trustee Sam Fant created a hostile workplace environment for Woodard School office clerk Debie McLarty.

With the way things are going, legal issues involving Manteca Unified trustees could be a growth industry for the legal profession.