So far, he has not.
In fact, according to the Associated Press, Kirkland rescinded the resignation letter that he initially sent on Dec. 8th “until further notice.”
The AP spoke to House Spokesman Bill Patton, who revealed that Kirkland can legally be both State Representative and Mayor of Chester. Patton also asserted that Kirkland will only accept his legislative salary while holding both positions.
Kirkland has served in Harrisburg since 1993. The 159th district consists of part of Delaware County.