The daily’s Political Insider reports that problem-plagued former AZ Rep. Daniel Patterson, who resigned just before being ousted from office by his own colleagues who filed an ethics complaint against him, has landed a job in New Mexico. The guy who has been accused of domestic violence by both his ex-wife and onetime girlfriend, wasn’t very well vetted for his new position on the Silver City, N.M. Planning and Zoning Commission.
When contacted by reporters, the Town Manager said he was unaware of Patterson’s travails. Not only did he not know about the allegations levied against Patterson, but the manager said he had no idea Patterson was a former Arizona legislator. According to the report, Patterson listed his name as D.R. Patterson on his job application, stopping a Google search in its tracks.
“Thank you for that information,” The hiring manager told the reporter. “And can you tell me what the ethics complaint was about?”
Had the Silver City job application required his full name, the information would not be difficult to find. Seeing Red AZ has previously written about Patterson’s rowdy misadventures both in the legislature and his not-so-private life:
February 29, 2012: AZ Rep. Daniel Patterson: Messy private life becomes public again.
March 9, 2012: AZ Rep. Dan Patterson: Legislative walls closing in.
April 3, 2012: Expulsion looms for AZ Rep. Dan Patterson.
April 11, 2012: Drama ends: Daniel Patterson a former AZ State Rep.
We have not been alone. The Tucson Citizen had plenty, as did the Arizona Republic. Channel 15 ABC News (among other network coverage) and the AZ Capitol Times were among the many outlets covering the Democrat-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat who threatened not only the women in his life, but also his colleagues, some of whom expressed fear of him.
Arizona women can breathe easier with Daniel Patterson gone. Now Silver City, New Mexico might consider issuing a warning to its female residents.
The Silver City News-Sun reports that disgraced former Arizona legislator Daniel Patterson, whom the newspaper describes as “beleaguered,” has rescinded his application for the Silver City’s Planning and Zoning Commission.
Patterson applied for the post May 29, using the name D.R. Patterson. He was sworn in June 19, and his appointment would have taken effect Aug. 1, 2012.
Read the full report HERE.