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Mon Jan 29, 2018, 11:36 PM

Alaska House leadership calls on lawmaker accused of hitting woman to resign

The leader of the Alaska House of Representatives is calling for Bethel Democratic Rep. Zach Fansler to resign after a newspaper reported he assaulted a woman.

House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, asked for the resignation in a statement Saturday, minutes after the Juneau Empire published an article online that said local police and the Alaska Department of Law were investigating Fansler for allegedly hitting a woman and rupturing her eardrum.

Edgmon said he became aware Friday afternoon that Fansler "had possibly behaved in a manner unbecoming of a legislator."

"Upon seeking out and verifying further information of the incident and meeting with caucus leadership, I have requested his resignation," Edgmon said in the statement.

Read more: https://www.adn.com/politics/2018/01/27/alaska-house-leadership-calls-on-lawmaker-accused-of-hitting-woman-to-resign/

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