Apr 12, 2012

Secretary of State: Independent to replace Patterson

Southern Arizona Democrats’ hopes to have former Rep. Daniel Patterson replaced by one of their own were dashed today when the Secretary of State said the legislative seat will be filled by an independent.

Apr 2, 2012

Embattled Patterson leaves Dems; files as independent

An embattled Tucson lawmaker this morning formally left the Democratic Party and became the Legislature’s only independent.

Jul 27, 2011

Arizona voters choosing independence

Arizona voters continue to skip the party. The Secretary of State's Office says new registration figures show independents outnumbered Democrats for the first time in January.

Nov 24, 2010

Some Clean Elections money went toward laptops, hiring relatives, NRA dues

Some of the 107 candidates who received public money to run for state Legislature this year bought computers, cameras and printers that are theirs to keep and paid relatives as campaign workers and consultants.