PRESCOTT VALLEY (3TV/CBS 5) - Arizona state representative David Stringer struck a stubborn tone in his first public comments since he made racially-insensitive remarks about African Americans.

[RELATED: Prescott school chief says Stringer's offensive comments go beyond race]

"I need to let my constituents know that I feel strong... and that I have no intention of resigning," he told the Prescott Valley City Council. "Everything I've said... if you look at what I said... is defensible, is truthful, is factually accurate, can be supported by academic research. The problem I'm having is that my statements have been misreported."

[RELATED: Prescott City Council votes to demand resignation of Rep. David Stringer]

Representative Stringer added that he received 67 percent of the vote in last month's elections and viewed resigning as a betrayal to those who voted for him.


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