HOOPER -- Councilman Richard Hull never imagined he would finish out the city council seat in District 1 of his lifelong friend Rex Simpson, who died March 13 after a short battle with cancer.
"It is an honor for me to serve out Rex's term," Hull said. "He was a good man who loved Hooper, and he was a man of integrity."
Hull was sworn in at the May 2 city council meeting and will serve Simpson's remaining eight months term. Hull relinquished the four-year at-large seat he currently held, which also would have ended at the end of this year.