After winning the District 22 state Senate seat last week, Mike Woodard (right) resigned his City Council seat at Thursday's council work session.
After congratulatory applause, Councilman Eugene Brown handed Woodard a bottle of red wine.
"Based upon the current makeup of the state Senate, you may need a little more of this," he said.
Woodard, a Democrat going into the Republican-dominated legislature, looked at the label.
"Based on the current makeup," Woodard said, "this says it's only 13.5 percent alcohol."
Woodard's resignation is effective Dec. 31. The remaining council members will elect a successor to serve out the last year of his term in January.