Commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Hogan

E-mail Commissioner Hogan 
"As your representative my goal is to insure the job of governing is in the hands of the people. Decisions that will affect us well into the future have been made without enough emphasis on what we want our Town to be. With your help and input, I would like us to create a long-term vision as official policy and develop a formal strategy with specific goals for implementation. This will enable the citizens to measure the Board’s effectiveness and hold them accountable."

"I'll work hard for you and I will keep you informed. I’m a proven leader with a diverse background and I have the desire, knowledge, experience, and communication skills to do the job and get us on the right track." 

Mayor Pro-Tem Hogan was honorably discharged from the US Army in 1968 after two years of service. He attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics and later held a management position with UPS for seven years. He spent the next 10 years as a coal miner in Southwestern Pennsylvania. 

During that time he also represented the United Mineworkers and assisted in labor/management conflict-resolution. After moving to KDH in 1987 Mayor Pro-Tem Hogan worked for 9 years as tackle shop manager at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. He's been self-employed as a photographer for the past 16 years. He has been married to his wife, Sue, for 40 years. They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

Public Service
Mayor Pro-Tem Hogan was a member of the KDH Planning Board for 7 years, 6 of those as Chairman. He was a member of the Dare County Library Board for 5 years and Chairman for 4 years. During that same time period he was also a member and Chairman of the Dare County Library Foundation. For 12 years prior to moving to Kill Devil Hills he was a volunteer fireman and EMT.

Fundamental Issues
  • Transparency: The citizens have the right to know what issues are being discussed by their elected officials before important decisions are made. An informed public equals better government. Together we can make sound decisions that affect the future of our community.
  • Common Sense: Use sound practical judgment. Do what’s right independent of special interests.
  • Financial Stability: Put the voters first. Streamline the budget to the best extent possible while maintaining current staff levels. Maintain and improve the level of services provided by the town. Invest in the future and be prepared for both short and long-term needs. Avoid crisis.
  • Listen-Keep An Open Mind: Pay attention to what the people are saying. Solicit input from the community on a continuing basis. In the most recent KDH Citizens Survey the people expressed their feelings and opinions clearly. The Survey is a valuable tool and when used in conjunction with other information and resources, sensible decisions can be made. In