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Arkansas GOP Chairman Doyle Webb is calling for Jim Hall to resign his candidacy for the District 9 seat in the Arkansas Legislature.

The district includes most of Ashley and Drew counties.

Hall ran unopposed for the Republican nomination for the seat in the March 1 primary election.

On Wednesday, the Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld Hall’s Drew County conviction of harassment and harassing communications,

“In view of the Arkansas Court of Appeals affirming Jim Hall’s conviction of harassment and harassing communications, it is now obvious that he should focus on putting his personal life in order rather than running for public office,” Web wrote in a news release calling for Hall’s resignation.

“His actions do not reflect the values of the Republican Party of Arkansas. Therefore, I call on Jim Hall, House District 9 nominee, to resign his candidacy,” Webb said.

Hall said he will not withdraw from the race.

“I remain the Republican nominee for the House 9 general election and the write-in candidate for the special election,” Hall said.