State Representative Jeff Wood says he will not resign.
“I think I can still do my job well. I don’t see how a brand new freshman, Democrat or Republican, jumping in at the end of session when it’s too late to even introduce bills, could serve my constituents any better than I can.”
He also does not remember last Wednesday.
“I was on a new medication, and I’m not sure why, and I take the blame for it, but I ended up taking too many of them. From that point on, I don’t really have any recollection.”
Wood already has a potential successor, Chippewa Falls City Council member Brian Flynn.
Meanwhile, the Wausau Daily Herald is asking everyone to take the pledge not to drink and drive. It has a special checkbox to indicate whether the signee is a public official.