No one knew it was coming. Then, 24 hours later, she took it back and kept her seat.
Last week brought another surprising turn in Holmes' three-year tenure in county government; the board she once wanted to leave had now elected her its chairperson.
She is the youngest African-American woman to chair the board and only the fourth in its history.
In an exclusive interview with ABC11, Holmes reflects on her roller coaster year, her regrets and her hopes, and vision for her tenure as leader of Wake County government.
A year after she abruptly quit the Wake County Board of Commissioners then rescinded the resignation — Jessica Holmes is now the chairwoman.— Joel Brown (@JoelBrownABC11) December 13, 2017
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