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Bristol councilman quits chamber of commerce over political activity; "hissy fit" allegations denied

Staff Report • Nov 20, 2009 at 12:00 AM

According to the Bristol Herald Courier Councilman David Shumaker is so uneasy over the Bristol Chamber of Commerce's political activity that he has resigned from the city business organization. He also told paper that an anonymous flier reporting that he angrily confronted Chamber President Lisa Meadows during a recent meeting is not true.Shumaker confirmed he dropped his chamber membership after meeting Wednesday with Meadows and several board members. “But it was done with not a single voice raised, never, ever by me or anyone else,” Shumaker said. “I’m just truly stunned by the total inaccuracy of what’s being [distributed] about my decision.”Meadows said Thursday that her group had no role in creating or circulating the anonymous flier about Shumaker quitting the chamber. “I don’t know anything about it.” She also told the paper that no angry confrontation took place when Shumaker quit at Wednesday’s board session. Read the full report at the Tricities.com.

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