Facing federal charges of taking bribes, State Senator Dianne Wilkerson says she will step down before her term is over in January.
But as WBUR's Bianca Vazquez Toness reports, Wilkerson won't say just when she'll resign.
In a statement last night, Dianne Wilkerson said she'll resign as soon as she can, "close out hundreds of active constituent matters, file and store 16 years of files, and help her current staff find future employment".
Wilkerson abandoned her write-in campaign for the state senate after two groups of ministers from her district called on her to resign her seat.
Rev. Jeffrey Brown says Wilkerson's desire to wrap things up beforehand is reasonable.
"The bottom line is that the senator withdrew from the race and she is resigning her position as fast as humanly possible as she stated in her statement."
Wilkerson was arrested last week on federal charges of public corruption.
This program aired on November 6, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.