Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Patterson Ethics Hearing Today As LD29 Democrats Call on Him To Resign

Posted By on Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 12:00 PM

State Rep. Daniel Patterson, who is facing domestic-violence charges related to a messy breakup with his girlfriend, Georgette Escobar, is the subject of a hearing of the House Ethics Committee today.

The Ethics Committee will decide how to move forward with the complaint against Patterson, which was signed by nearly all of his Democratic colleagues in the House of Representatives (with the exception of members of the Ethics Committee, who will have to sit in judgment of Patterson.)

Patterson has also been stripped of his voting rights on House committees by Speaker Andy Tobin, although Tobin's spokesman, Rey Torres, tells The Range that Tobin will revisit that decision after today's hearing.

Meanwhile, Patterson, who represents Legislative District 29, continues to lose local support. At last night's LD 29 Democratic Committee Meeting, a resolution calling for Patterson's resignation passed with with zero no votes and one abstention:

With criminal charges and an ethics investigation by the House of Representatives pending, the LD29 Democrats call for the resignation of Rep. Daniel Patterson for lack of decorum and professionalism.

In related news: The Range has learned that Escobar is out on bail after being arrested in La Paz County on drug-possession charges.

Tags: , , , ,

Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Jim Nintzel

  • Zona Politics: Your Primary Election Round-Up!

    • Aug 27, 2016
  • The Skinny

    Secret emails, fear of a bugged office, 911 calls: the greatest hits of Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller
    • Aug 25, 2016
  • The Skinny

    Kirkpatrick continues her effort to link McCain to Trump, while McCain links Kirkpatrick to Hillary.
    • Aug 18, 2016
  • More »

Staff Pick

The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired… More

@ The Screening Room Sun., Aug. 28, 2-4 p.m. 127 E. Congress St.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Zona Politics: Your Primary Election Round-Up! (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. The Weekly List: 21 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next Seven Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. The New York Times is Telling the Story of How Tucson Became an 'Unlikely Food Star' (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Casa Video Top 10 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Cinema Clips: Don't Think Twice (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation