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Ex-legislator Patterson no longer applying for NM town board

Former Rep. Daniel Patterson (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

SILVER CITY, N.M. — A former Arizona legislator who resigned earlier this year amid domestic violence allegations has decided not to apply for job serving a New Mexico town.

The Silver City Sun-News  reports Daniel Patterson rescinded his application to the Silver City Planning and Zoning Commission in an email to the town’s mayor.

In the email, Patterson cites growing job and personal responsibilities as the reasons.

Town Manager Alex Brown says officials did not know Patterson was the same lawmaker who had been under investigation for ethics violations until he received a call from The Arizona Republic last week.

Patterson made no mention of his legislative experience on his application, saying it wasn’t relevant.

Officials said they asked Patterson to step down from applying.

Patterson declined to comment Wednesday on the situation.

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