|Arizona House of Representatives District 29|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Place of birth||Lansing, MI|
|Profession||Southwest Director, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility|
Patterson retired from service on April 11, 2012 in response to a decision by the House Committee on Ethics suggesting he be expelled after allegations of inappropriate behavior.
Patterson currently serves as Southwest Director of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. He is the president of the Santa Rita Park Neighborhood.
Meyer provided answers to the Arizona State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. When asked his legislative priorities he responed, "Economy, education, energy, environment, water, health care."
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Patterson served on these committees:
- Employment and Regulatory Affairs Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
- Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Patterson served on these committees:
- Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
- Water and Energy Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
Patterson's sponsored bills include:
- HB 2230 - voter registration; permanent early voting
- HB 2292 - compulsory attendance; age; increase
- HB 2579 - presidential preference election; independent voters
- HB 2587 - petition circulators; signature payment prohibited
For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.
Patterson won re-election to the 29th District seat in 2010. He and Matt Heinz faced no opposition in the August 24 primary election. They defeated Republican Pat Kilburn in the November 2 general election.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 29 General Election (2010)|
|Daniel Patterson (D)||18,326|
|Matt Heinz (D)||17,227|
|Pat Kilburn (R)||14,338|
Patterson raised $36,151 for the campaign, Heinz raised $36,136, Kilburn raised $23,741, and Ciscomani raised $17,157.
|Arizona State House, District 29 (2008)|
|Matt Heinz (D)||24,898|
|Daniel Patterson (D)||25,684|
|Pat Kilburn (R)||15,344|
|Juan Ciscomani (R)||11,960|
In 2010, Patterson raised $39,966 in contributions.
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $35,742 to his campaign.
Below are Patterson's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Charles D Patterson||$130|
The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.
Patterson received a score of 43 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of D according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 13 higher than his score on the 2011 report card. Patterson’s X in 2012 was tied for the 40th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.
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Patterson is married and has one child.
- Daniel Patterson's campaign website
- Arizona House of Representatives - Representative Daniel Patterson
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart bio
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2000
- Daniel Patterson on Facebook
- Daniel Patterson on Twitter
- Cronkite News Online "Lawmaker resigns after committee recommends expulsion" Accessed April 12, 2012
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Patterson
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Patterson Issue Positions
- Arizona Secretary of State, "General election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- 2008 general election results, Arizona
- Arizona House spending, 2008
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
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