(BLACKFOOT) – Blackfoot city councilman John “Butch” Hulse has died. Hulse passed away Friday at the V.A. Hospital in Salt Lake City while awaiting a lung transplant. The 65-year-old had been serving on the council since January after winning a runoff election last December. Hulse had been a well-recognized face in the community as a barber shop and beauty salon owner. Fellow councilman Rich Woodfin praised Hulse’s efforts to reach across party lines and listen anyone’s perspective.