Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Rep. Tim Moore speaks at this year's National Day of Prayer ceremony.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

Rep. Tim Moore speaks at this year's National Day of Prayer ceremony.

State Rep. Tim Moore announced in a letter Tuesday morning that he has resigned, effective immediately, from his position in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Moore, an Elizabethtown, Kentucky resident, has served in the state House since 2007 and most recently served as the state representative for the 18th District, which consists of Grayson County and part of Hardin County. He was re-elected to serve another two-year term last November.

In the letter, Moore writes that he has long supported term limits for those in government, and, now, "having served over 12 years in the Kentucky Legislature, much prayer has led me to realize it is time to apply that principle to myself."

Moore also writes that he was called into a Christian ministry role several years ago, and his responsibilities in that arena are "about to expand significantly." Both of these factors played into his decision to resign from his position.

The Grayson County News-Gazette will follow this story as it develops.

Moore's full letter is below:

I have long believed in term limits as a worthy ideal of government service. Now, having served over 12 years in the Kentucky Legislature, much prayer has led me to realize it is time to apply that principle to myself. I was called into a Christian ministry role several years ago focusing on the signs of our times and pointing to Jesus Christ as our Blessed Hope. My responsibilities in that arena are about to expand significantly. As such, I have officially resigned as State Representative from the 18th District effective today—September 10th.

Reflecting back, I am gratified to know that I have been able to impact important issues and encourage others in principled stands on numerous occasions. I went to Frankfort hoping to serve my constituents, advance our state economically, and stand for Life and Liberty. It has been a great blessing to see us advance on all those fronts—especially in the past three years.

It is reassuring to know that many folks really are determined to do what is right and best for Kentucky. Our best leaders adhere to the principles that were handed down to us from our forebears and seek to unite instead of divide. I am confident that other Kentuckians will rise to serve in a selfless manner, steering us through unforeseen challenges and seizing new opportunities as they arise.

I pray that our Commonwealth will always embrace Life and respect Liberty (and) hope that we will continue to pursue policies that will lead to even greater blessing and prosperity for our children and grandchildren. I have pursued those goals throughout my tenure in the Kentucky legislature and I will continue to do so—whether in office or out.

For those who have supported and encouraged me these many years, I extend my heartfelt appreciation. For those who have disagreed with me politically or personally, I hope you will recognize that I have endeavored to treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve. For everyone in the 18th District, the rest of Hardin County, and our great Commonwealth as a whole, I pray God’s blessing on you and our old Kentucky home.

Godspeed!

- Tim Moore