During the business segment of the June 12, Silver City’s Town Council meeting, the Town Council approved former Arizona Representative Daniel Patterson, to the Town’s Planning & Zoning Commission. Patterson resigned from the Arizona Legislature just this spring, moments before the House was to vote to remove him from office.
Patterson was accused of domestic violence and intimidating fellow lawmakers. According to the Arizona Republic, “Patterson tweeted this week that he has been appointed to the Silver City, N.M., Planning and Zoning Commission. He noted that he’s still living in Tucson as well.”
The Republic reported that when they contacted Town Manager Alex Brown, she did not know about the allegations, or that he was a former Arizona lawmaker. Patterson applied for the spot as D.R. Patterson.
Patterson says that he also lives and works much of the time in Silver City, New Mexico.