SYRACUSE -- Embattled Syracuse Councilman D. Matthew Kimmel has resigned from the city council effective immediately to pursue a job opportunity out of state.
The Davis County Attorney's Office filed a class A misdemeanor charge of using position to secure privileges against Kimmel on Jan. 31 in 2nd District Court.
Kimmel's hearing date is set for March 12.
"Let it be known on this day, the ninth day of February, I David Matthew Kimmel, Syracuse City Councilman, do hereby officially and voluntarily resign my seat, the remainder of my term, and any and all appointments that are derived therefrom effective immediately," Kimmel said in a resignation letter he submitted to Syracuse City Manager Robert Rice.
"By reason, I have accepted an employment opportunity out of state; therefore, I will be moving with my family," he stated.
"It has been my honor to serve the people of this, the city of Syracuse, by upholding my oath of office; to support, uphold, and defend the Constitution of Utah and the United States," Kimmel said.
Kimmel was serving his first four-year term in office.