I am the fourth of five generations of family in our community and a lifelong resident. I am married to Joanna Hike who is a reading teacher at Lewis and Clark Middle School in Bellevue, my daughter Jessica is a teacher and lives in Washington DC with my grandson Grayson, our son Dillon is a sophomore at UNL studying biology and our youngest son Dalton is in 8th grade at Lewis and Clark Middle School.
After 30 years in the real estate business I decided to start Hike Real Estate in early 2013. Since then we have grown from a 3 agent single office brokerage to a 27 agent five office full service brokerage firm. I am proud of my partners, staff and agents for getting involved in the communities, providing professional service, and making a difference.
A simple lesson my dad gave to me was when you are driving a vehicle down the road, 80% of your attention needs to be given to what lies in the distance. I relate this lesson to a lot of planning in life. Yes we have to keep the car under control but you need to have a real good idea of what is in front of you. That is exactly how I will expect the city to be run - keep it under control and start preparing for what can be ahead. Bellevue has a tremendous amount of resources and we need to start building on those.
As your mayor, I will bring my work ethic, integrity, and "can do" attitude to city hall. You will not find a more passionate and capable person to represent Bellevue.