Moments ago, Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson, wife of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., resigned her post via an official letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
“As a representative of the people of the 7th Ward, I value the public trust which has been bestowed upon me and take my responsibility to safeguard the interests of my constituents seriously,” she said in her resignation letter.
“Likewise, I am unapologetically a wife and a mother and I cannot deny my commitment to those most important personal responsibilities. To that end, after much consideration and while dealing with very painful family health matters I have met with my family and determined that the constituents of the 7th Ward, as well as you Mr. Mayor, and my colleagues in the City Council deserve a partner who can commit all of their energies to the business of the people.”
Sandi Jackson’s resignation goes into effect on January 15th.