A former Hewitt City Council member who resigned from his position three months after accepting the position wants back on the Council.
Kurt Krakowian is running against three other candidates for the at-large seat.
After Krakowian resigned he tried to retract it three days later, but Krakowian says the City Attorney wouldn’t let him – which caused the special election.
Now he wants to work for the taxpayers of Hewitt and continue to make the city a great place to live.
“I would very much honor, you know, to serve them again at-large,” Krakowian says. “Everything came out that showed that we weren’t bad guys, and we have a lot to offer for the citizens. It’s all about the Hewitt citizens.”
He is talking about complaints filed by former City Manager Adam Miles. Those complaints include official misconduct, creating a hostile work environment and retaliation.
“One was a Bible verse that I posted out there. Another one that I looked at someone, I mean they are all silly,” Krakowian explains.
Miles resigned back in November. Now they are both running for the Hewitt City Council at-large seat.
“The City of Hewitt is a great family place to live and I just want to keep it going,” Krakowian says.
He says the City of Hewitt faces over $65 million of debt and he wants to help fix that.
“We really need to start working on that. We need to work on our streets. We need to work on our water – make sure that we have water because that is something, a resource we really have to look for in the future,” Krakowian continues. “I think with the services that we have here, we have a great police department, fire department, libraries and parks – but we need to buckle down on our tax dollars and our spending. We are not Washington, D.C that we can spend, spend, spend.”
He also adds that the community needs to look at what’s going to be best for the city in the future.
“Basically, support whatever candidate you think is the best and vote. The voter turnout out here in Hewitt is usually very low, so we would really like to see the voters get out and be energized and go ahead and vote and do what they need to do,” Krakowian says.
You can find the interviews with two of the other candidates, Adam Miles and Michael Bancale, by clicking here.
The fourth candidate, Betty Orton, did not want to speak on camera.
The general election is on May 4.