Tom Hoch, the former CEO of Hennepin Theatre Trust who stepped down from that role in December, said Tuesday he is “exploring” a run for mayor of Minneapolis.
A Tom Hoch for Minneapolis campaign committee was registered with Hennepin County last week. Contacted by phone on Tuesday, Hoch insisted his plans were still tentative.
“As I conclude that exploration, my intention is I will then announce,” he said.
Hoch headed the for-profit Historic Theater Group for four years before the non-profit trust was formed in 2000. He was 62 when he announced his retirement from the downtown arts nonprofit last fall.
Hoch previously worked as a schoolteacher, attorney and a projects manager with the City of Minneapolis. He was chair of the Minneapolis Downtown Council’s board from Feb. 2015 until earlier this month.
His campaign committee filing lists a home address in Lowry Hill.