Daily Archives: March 25, 2011

Wash. 49th Leg. Dis. Rep. Jim Jacks Resigns Abruptly.

Jim Jacks, Democrat representative for Washington State 49th legislative district, abruptly announced his resignation this morning saying the reason is “personal and something he doesn’t want publicly stated.”

DemocratHouse Majority Leader Pat Sullivan, D-Covington, put out this statement, which confirmed rumors heard after Jacks failed to show up for committee hearings yesterday:

Rep. Jacks has been a good legislator for the people of his district and a productive member of our caucus. However, we understand his decision to put his family first, and we are accepting that decision.”

See story at the Olympian and the Columbian

Initial speculation appeared to be a health related reason, possibly a family member. But, I am also hearing it is being alleged that he has been “dealing inappropriately with members of legislative staff of the opposite gender.”

Jacks owes it to constituents to state the reason.

A special election will be held in November. In the meantime, Democrat Party PCO’s will select 3 candidates from their party that will go before Clark County Commissioners and one will be selected to fill the seat until the election.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Wash. 49th Leg. Dis. Rep. Jim Jacks Resigns Abruptly.

Jim Jacks, Democrat representative for Washington State 49th legislative district, abruptly announced his resignation this morning saying the reason is “personal and something he doesn’t want publicly stated.”

DemocratHouse Majority Leader Pat Sullivan, D-Covington, put out this statement, which confirmed rumors heard after Jacks failed to show up for committee hearings yesterday:

Rep. Jacks has been a good legislator for the people of his district and a productive member of our caucus. However, we understand his decision to put his family first, and we are accepting that decision.”

See story at the Olympian and the Columbian

Initial speculation appeared to be a health related reason, possibly a family member. But, I am also hearing it is being alleged that he has been “dealing inappropriately with members of legislative staff of the opposite gender.”

Jacks owes it to constituents to state the reason.

A special election will be held in November. In the meantime, Democrat Party PCO’s will select 3 candidates from their party that will go before Clark County Commissioners and one will be selected to fill the seat until the election.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Moveon’s "Defend the Dream" Vancouver Rally, Part Two

About 25 members of Moveon.org Vancouver showed up for their “Defend the Dream” rally outside of the Vancouver, Washington office of Washington State 3rd Congressional District Representative, Jaime Herrera-Beutler to air their grievances, March 24, 2011.

The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.” Ronald Reagan

Columbian’s coverage HERE

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com