Daniel Patterson, Disgraced Ex-Legislator, Not Running in 2012, but Doesn't Rule Out 2014
|Daniel Patterson's not ruling out a 2014 bid.|
Patterson took to Twitter to say he's not running again for his former seat, based in Tucson, but ends with "2014?"
That might be a tough one, since Patterson resigned a bit after an ethics committee report claimed he routinely ignored House rules, "verbally abuses, assaults, and harasses" a bunch of people at the Capitol, was possibly violating court orders, may have written a Facebook post under the name of an ex-girlfriend to recant a domestic-violence claim made against him, and tried to trade sex for his vote on a bill, among other things.
Patterson has maintained that he had done nothing wrong, saying he was "forced to resign due to the fact that the House has become a very hostile work environment for me."
Patterson had said he thought the "[f]ix was in" against him throughout the ethics process.
He ended up resigning ahead of a vote on his expulsion, but after the House Ethics Committee unanimously voted to give him the boot.
While Patterson's not giving it a go for this fall, the Secretary of State has released the laundry list of people who are running for Arizona's various seats, while a handful of people are still running unopposed.
For more on Patterson, you can read our previous coverage below:
Daniel Patterson Calls it Quits, Resigns From House