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Chamber President Calls On Lawmakers To Resign

by NWA MEDIA | March 30, 2011 at 11:32 a.m.

Steve Clark, president and chief executive officer of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, said in an email Wednesday that Sen. Sue Madison and Rep. Greg Leding, both D-Fayetteville, should resign if they are "unwilling or unable to represent the interests of Fayetteville" by opposing a plan to place the city in south Arkansas' 4th Congressional District.

Clark opposes House Bill 1836, a congressional redistricting plan that would extend an arm from the 4th District to encompass Fayetteville. He has said Fayetteville should remain in the 3rd District with Bentonville, Rogers and Springdale. The 4th District includes Pine Bluff, Hot Springs and Texarkana, Clark has said the cities in the 3rd District are marketed as one economic entity. The bill is scheduled for a vote on the House floor today.

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