[Vision2020] Patterson to Resign

Saundra Lund v2020 at ssl1.fastmail.fm
Wed Dec 18 11:18:28 PST 2013


Rep. Mark Patterson says he'll resign from Idaho House 

 By Associated Press   Published: Dec 18, 2013 at 11:19 AM MST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Republican Rep. Mark Patterson says he'll resign from
the Idaho Legislature, a day after party colleagues from his district in
Boise urged him to quit.

 Patterson said Wednesday he'll hand in his resignation to Gov. C.L. "Butch"
Otter this week.

 On Tuesday, members of the GOP District 15 precinct committee voted
unanimously to ask Patterson to quit. That's after revelations in early
November that he pleaded guilty in a 1974 rape case in Florida.

 They came to light after the local sheriff revoked Patterson's concealed
weapons permit - on grounds he didn't disclose the criminal case on his

 Patterson believes he's being retaliated against.

 Still, in a brief statement, Patterson agreed with the District 15
committee: In the current climate, his ability to serve had been called into

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