Yesterday, a fax to House Speaker-elect Charles McCall, R-Atoka, by Rep. Dan Kirby; said his Dec. 23 email and telephone call indicating his intention to resign did not comply with state law.
“I have determined that my decision to resign was hasty and based upon bad advice,” the fax said. “I have no intent to resign my office as Representative for District 75 — House of Representatives for the State of Oklahoma.
“I believe it in the best interests of my constituents that I serve out the term that they graciously elected me to serve.”
Kirby confirmed for the Tulsa World on Wednesday evening that he has rescinded his resignation.
Jason Sutton, a spokesman for McCall, said McCall had not spoken with Kirby. McCall’s office had only received the fax, Sutton said.
Gov. Mary Fallin's spokesman, Michael McNutt, confirmed that the Governor’s Office also received a similar notice by fax.
Kirby’s Friday email to McCall said he was resigning his position because distractions from “recent events” would keep him from serving his constituents “in the manner they deserve.”
The resignation was set to be effective Dec. 31.