Concord – New Hampshire Republican Party Executive Director Matthew Slater calls on Democrat State Representative and Concord City Councilor Dick Patten to explain the stalking temporary order of protection filed against him by a 20-year old Concord resident (Concord Monitor, 4/23):
“The stalking order of protection filed against Democrat Representative Patten is extremely troubling and raises very serious questions that he must address immediately. As a Concord City Councilor and a member of the Legislature, Rep. Patton has an obligation to discuss this disturbing issue openly and honestly with his constituents.
“In order to preserve the integrity of the New Hampshire House and her caucus, Speaker Norelli must call for an investigation into Rep. Patten’s actions. If the Speaker fails to investigate this matter, it will show New Hampshire voters that the House Democrat Leadership is willing to tolerate his ethically questionable behavior.”