5 candidates fight for Fresno assembly seat

March 15, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Former Fresno Mayor Jim Patterson thinks he's a perfect fit for the new seat. "Positive ideas, conservative ideas, ideas that have proven the test of time can in fact be ideas people embrace again and we can change history. I'm optimistic carrying that message consistently, professionally and in a personable manner might be able to change hearts and minds in Sacramento, for the better."