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Lawmaker volunteers for Iraq service (access required)

Rep. Jonathan Paton, R-30 (File photo by Bill Coates)Rep. Jonathan Paton, R-30, will be voluntarily deployed to Iraq next month to serve as a military intelligence officer and ferret out insurgents posing a threat to American and Iraqi troops. Lt. Paton, a U.S. Army reservist, told Arizona Capitol Times he has been angling for a voluntary ...

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