Today, Waterloo Councilman Chris Shimp announced his immediate resignation from the city council citing personal and family reasons.
"Serving the people of ward 5 has been one of the greatest honors of my life,” said Shimp. “The most important title I’ve earned in life, however, is dad. Unfortunately, local politics has become extremely hostile and I can no longer subject my family to the media attention and harsh discourse that comes along with serving in public office. Returning to private life and just being “dad” is the best move for me right now.”