I just wrote a story about an old man named Bill Hirt who is running against the current 48th District State Rep. Ross Hunter. Clearly there is no chance for Hirt to win because everyone thinks his ideas against East Link light-rail are so radical. Being a longtime Bellevue resident, he said he has seen it all and the plan “is all fraud.” He doesn’t see the need to spend billions of dollars on the light-rail project when the neighborhood can just invest on the bus rapid transit system and add more park and ride. The rest of the money can even be used to eliminate the current 520-bridge toll.
He wrote in his blog that he was quite surprised when he found out that no one filed to run for the position this year. He said it in the interview that he didn’t think he would win. He has been writing letters to many newspapers to tell them his opinion against the Eastlake light-rail proposal for three years but no one seems to care. So now, he is just taking a chance to bring his voice onto the political stage.
I hope I didn’t sounded sympathetic for him in the story but I also hope gave that old man a voice.