Petition seeks to unseat Fairbanks assemblyman

Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks assemblyman who was accused of domestic assault and pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct is facing a petition campaign that seeks to unseat him.

The Fairbanks News-Miner reports Assemblyman Tim Beck was charged with assault after his wife told authorities he yelled at her and head-butted her.

The 60-year-old Beck also was charged with interfering with a report of domestic violence after his wife alleged she was trying to call 911 when her husband took away the telephone.

The couple has since separated.

Beck says he pleaded guilty to avoid forcing his children to testify.

Former Borough Assemblyman Mike Prax is organizing the petition campaign.

Prax says even if Beck isn't removed, he should apologize for his conviction.

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