Hancock City Councilor Lisa McKenzie congratulates Kevin Hodur and welcomes him to the City Council following the Oct. 16 Hancock City Council meeting. Hodur, who has run for City Council twice, applied for the Ward II seat recently vacated by Jeremie Moore and received unanimous Council approval at this meeting. Also pictured, second from left in background, is Councilor John Haeussler. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)
HANCOCK -- At their Oct. 16, 2013, monthly meeting, the Hancock City Council unanimously approved accepting Kevin Hodur's application to fill the Ward II Council seat vacated recently by Jeremie Moore, who was obliged to move from the area for family reasons.
"Since Jeremie's life took another turn and he's moved out of the area, I feel it's my obligation to represent my fellow citizens," Hodur said.
In 2010 Hodur ran for this seat and lost to Moore by only a few votes. In 2012 he ran against Barry Givens, former Hancock mayor, for an at-large Council seat, but was defeated. Hodur will now remain on the Council until this term expires in November 2014. He will have the option of filing a petition next August to be placed on the November 2014 ballot should he decide to run for a two-year term, which would expire in November 2016.
Hodur recently completed a Ph.D. in the Humanities Department at Michigan Tech and now holds a full-time staff position as a creative writer for the university. In addition, he teaches a class in composition at Michigan Tech and a class in public speaking at Finlandia University.
At the end of the meeting Council members congratulated Hodur and welcomed him to the Council.