EDITORIAL

Moore led well, will be missed, as state representative

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Tim Moore, a conservative Republican who was vital in establishing the legislature’s pro-life caucus, will be missed in the state House of Representatives.

Moore resigned on Tuesday with 15 months remaining in his seventh two-year term to serve in a Christian ministry role on top of family commitments and his job at UPS. He called his leaving a “prayerful decision.”

He is involved with Lamb & Lion Ministries, which was established to proclaim the imminent earthly return of Christ. “My responsibilities in that arena are about to expand significantly,” he said in a formal statement announcing his resignation.

Moore led with his faith while serving the public as a representative. He was effective in that role and an example to others.

He led the General Assembly’s bicameral pro-life caucus and had served as chairman of the House Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee. His other committee assignments included transportation, elections and constitutional amendments and the interim committee on state government.

Moore said in his resignation letter that he also was a proponent of term limits in office and that he was living by his principles by leaving after a dozen years as a representative.

Moore’s presence in the legislature was a breath of fresh air and will certainly be missed. We wish him well on his new endeavor as he continues to defend his faith in another position.

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