Mississippi lawmaker rescinds invalid resignation
By Zac Humphrey
JACKSON, Mississippi: David Gibbs is off to an interesting start of a new legislative session. Gibbs is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives who has represented the 36th District since 1993. On the legislature's opening day, Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn read Gibbs' letter of resignation. Gibbs' explained that this was due to health problems and the desire to spend time with family. Gibbs' family later wrote a letter to Gunn explaining that the representative wanted to rescind the resignation. 
After some research done by staffers, it was concluded that the resignation was not official because it was not filed with the Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. In a statement, Nathan Wells, chief of staff to Gunn said, "[Gibbs] is still a member of the House of Representatives."
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- ↑ Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal "Gibbs’ resignation from House now up in air," January 10, 2013
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal "Miss. House staff says Gibbs still in Legislature," January 10, 2013
- ↑ Clarion Ledger "State lawmaker David Gibbs rescinds resignation," January 10, 2013