Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Thx to Tucson LD29 constituents; friends & family

TUCSON -- Thank you to my great constituents in LD29 across downtown, south, southeast and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

It was my true honor and privilege to win your vote many times, serving four years as your Representative at the Capitol, working hard for stronger jobs, economy, education and a better quality of life for all of us in southern Arizona.

Although leaving the legislature April 11 was painful, I'm glad to be in town with my family more and still working for our common good.

Daniel R. Patterson
former State Representative
Tucson-LD29, 2008-2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tucson voters dissed; Rep. resigns under protest


April 11, 2012

To: Rep. Andy Tobin, Speaker, Arizona House of Representatives

Hon. Speaker Tobin & House Members – With this letter, I reluctantly resign under strong protest.

I have been forced to resign due to the fact that the House has become a very hostile work environment for me. Due to this I am no longer able to serve my constituents in the way they deserve.

I do not agree with the Hobbs complaint, Manning report or the draconian expulsion recommendation of the Ethics Committee.

The unfair Ethics Committee violated House Rules, my constitutional rights to due process, and would not even allow me a real hearing to defend myself and question accusers.

The rights of Arizona voters and constituents in Tucson LD29 have been badly disrespected by the Ethics Committee. The will and decision of voters has been violated again by the House.

It has been an honor and a privilege to have earned the trust of my voters and serve four years in the House.

Rep. Daniel Patterson, Tucson-LD29

Read my op-ed, 4/8/12, Arizona Daily Star