A Fort McMurray native is running to be a Ward 1 councillor in October’s municipal election.
Long-time resident Hukun Hurur was born in Ethiopia and is looking to win one of six urban seats on Wood Buffalo’s council. He first moved to the RMWB 14-years ago, raising his family in Fort McMurray.
Hurur tells Mix News his main focuses will be on diversity, employment, and poverty.
“I am very aware and understand that this is the time that the community needs quality service especially at this time, it’s a very tough challenge, because of the fire.”
He says another tough challenge will be affordable housing as he sees a lot of people “losing houses” because of expensive mortgages.
Meanwhile, Hurur notes these are his personal key issues. As for the residents, he knows many are concerned about Bill 21 and fly-in-fly-out.
“Fly-in-fly-out has killed the city,” he added. “Every single one who’s lost their job in Fort McMurray are moving to another city, that’s the challenge.”
Residents go to the polls on October 16.
“Most people know me, they know my platform,” said Hurur.
Hurur is one of 13 candidates looking to win one of six Ward 1 council seats.