Charles Rolland, a former state Democratic party chair and education leader in Seattle, died yesterday.
Mr. Rolland helped to start and lead CPPS - Community & Parents for Public Schools - in Seattle in 2004. He also served on the City committee that selected a new police chief.
He was also one of the vendors caught up in the Silas Potter Scandal in 2010. He had refused to cooperate in the SPS investigation and the King Country prosecutor found insufficient evidence to show that he had failed to perform the work under his contract with SPS.
Mr. Rolland was 61.