Soldier Serves in Arizona's State Legislature Weeks before last fall's election, Jonathan Paton shipped off to Iraq, to serve in an Army Intelligence Unit. He was re-elected as an Arizona state representative in absentia. He found out he won while in the middle of a mortar attack. He finished his tour and just came back home, safe and sound. Yesterday, he was sworn into office on the floor of the House of Representatives, even though the session is almost two months old.