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Rep. Jim Jacks talks about his decision to resign

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on April 25, 2011 at 10:09 am with 4 Comments »
April 25, 2011 10:09 am

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.

Leave a comment Comments → 4
  1. Bill Etter says:

    I commend you for choosing life over liquor and telling others that you are taking accountability for your sobriety. An example of courage worthy of followership. Keep up the good work.

  2. nonstopjoe says:

    This guy’s getting his house in order, and should be commended for making difficult choices. Hopefully, it’ll work.

  3. nwcolorist says:

    Best wishes to Mr. Jacks on his recovery.

  4. What if it’s not true?

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