Former Ward 7 Councillor Cliff White remembers Mr. Huke as a councillor who spoke his mind. He enjoyed working with him in 2001, during the first term of the City of Kawartha Lakes Council.
Current Councillor Pat O'Reilly, who called Mr. Huke, “the Hukester,” notes he was "a passionate councillor who always told it like it was."
Mr. Huke served as Reeve of Somerville Council and on the City of Kawartha Lakes Council from 2000 to 2006.
He also served on the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes Housing Corporation until his death.