INDIANAPOLIS -- District 23 City-County Councilor Scott Kreider is resigning effective Friday.
Kreider, a Republican, tweeted his resignation letter Wednesday. He wrote, "It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve my community."
It is with a heavy heart that I turned in my resignation today, effective Friday at 11:59 pm. It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve my community. And I know that whatever happens, it will be according to the will of the Divine Hand. #OneCity @IndyCouncil @IndyMayorJoe pic.twitter.com/HcudBq2HVx
— Scott Kreider (@Kreider4Indy) October 17, 2018
In the letter, Kreider wrote that his career will require more of his attention and his upcoming marriage could mean that he will move out of the district he represents, though he has not immediate plans to leave.
"An elected officials should live and spend the majority of his or her time within the district that he or she represents so that the official can drive the same roads and breathe the same air as those residents being served," he wrote. "Moreover, as a matter of principle, I will not divide my attention between two homes as doing so results in a divided heart and loyalty between two different locations. As such, by tendering a resignation, I do not have to wrestle with such a dilemma in the future when it arises."
Kreider highlighted some of the work that he's proud of from his 33 months on the council, including providing ID cards for veterans to ride buses, funding crime prevention grants and witness protection, technology and equipment for the public safety department and pressing for an assessment of the sheriff's department, among other highlights.
"Although I leave with several projects remaining to be completed and issues to be addressed, I know that there are good people who will continue that fight and put aside political and ideological differences to focus on the needs of the City and County to find win-win practical solutions," Kreider wrote.