Rep. Jim Jacks, D-Vancouver, told an editor at The Columbian he resigned from the House to seek treatment for alcoholism. Read The Columbian’s story here.
Today, Jacks said, he is out of rehab and going to meetings every day to help him.
“I enjoy being sober each day. It’s been wonderful.”
Jacks’s sudden retirement in March was the mystery of the legislative session. Reporters have been unable to find a paper trail.
He described his departure to the newspaper as voluntary. He did nothing inappropriate while drinking, he said.