By Angie Mayes

Mt. Juliet News Correspondent

Mt. Juliet Commissioner Brian Abston submitted his resignation Monday, effective May 24.

Abston, who represents District 4 in the city, said in a prepared statement he plans to move outside of the district.

“I have enjoyed working for the citizens of my district and all of Mt Juliet over the last six-and-a-half years,” he said. “It has also been my pleasure to work with the mayor and the other commissioners and the entire staff of the city of Mt. Juliet.

“Mt Juliet is a great place to be and where everyone should be proud to say they live. I hope to have left at least a small positive impact on this area.”

He said he and his family are, “moving to our dream home, but we will still be proud residents of Wilson County. I look forward to continuing serving alongside you all in a different capacity in the future.”

Abston started his second term on the commission after he defeated challenger Jim Bradshaw in the November municipal election. Abston served as commissioner since 2014 after he unseated Bradshaw that year.