| Max Black|
| Member of the Idaho House of Representatives|
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives since 2012
Boise, Idaho, United States
Mark Patterson (politician) Wikipedia
Mark Patterson is a Republican Idaho State Representative who represented District 15 in the B seat from 2012 to 2014. He gained notoriety in 2013 when it was revealed he had lied about a prior sexual assault conviction on his concealed carry permit.
When Republican Representative Max Black retired and left the District 15 B seat open.
Patterson won the Republican Primary with 60.1% of the vote.
Pattrson won the General election with 53.1% of the vote against Democratic nominee Steve Berch.
Patterson challenged Representative Max Black in the Republican Primary Election, losing by 570 votes.
In Florida in 1974, Patterson pleaded guilty to a charge of assault with intent to commit rape. Three years later, he was acquitted of a similar charge. Patterson lied about the conviction on his 2007 and 2012 applications for a concealed carry permit. Even after the local sheriff revoked his gun permit, Patterson was allowed to continue carrying his gun because the permit law does not apply to elected officials in the state of Idaho.
On December 20, 2013, Patterson told Idaho Governor Butch Otter that he intends to resign, effective January 5, 2014.