Retiring KPD Chief Will Run for Port Commissioner
He will formally step down in February 2022 as Chief of Police in Kennewick, but Ken Hohenberg has announced he will be seeking an office.
This week it was announced he will be running for Port of Kennewick, District 1 Commissioner. Port Commissioners are similar to city councils or county commissioners in that they set policies for operations of ports; as well as guide economic growth and operation of port districts and communities.
The Committee to Elect Ken Hohenberg has been set up, and he will be seeking that poisition in the fall election.
According to Hohenberg:
“The Port’s mission, to provide and support sound economic growth opportunities to foster new business, industry and jobs, aligns perfectly with my own personal views. The Port of Kennewick is an important and vital part of the Tri-Cities. It is my hope that I can continue to serve the citizens of our community in that role, and help contribute to the Port’s growth and expansion.”
Hohenberg had been looking for ways to continue to serve the City even after his retirement, and he felt this position is a vital one to continue the growth of Kennewick.
The committee officially filed all the required papers with the state's Public Disclosure Commission in February. According to the information release that came with this announcement, his primary goals if elected will be:
1) Better stewardship of taxpayer dollars, 2) Better utilization of Port resources, and 3) Enhanced relations between the Port and community partners.
He will be on the ballot for the August 3, 2021 primary election for this non partisan position.
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