Sonoma County and Marin County residents don’t live in the only region voting on a transit measure this fall. Seattle will be voting on a $17.6 billion plan to support light rail and bus service.
And the campaign is being managed by a former Santa Rosan, Andrew Glass Hastings, 27. (Full disclosure: I’ve known Andrew since he and my son were friends and classmates at the then-Santa Rosa Junior High.) To manage the campaign for Mass Transit Now, Glass Hastings took a leave from his job as an advisor to Seattle Mayor Greg Nickles. Glass Hastings is a graduate of Santa Rosa High and Santa Rosa Junior College (where he was the student representative on the college board of trustees).
Crosscut, the Web-based news site for the Northwest, posted this profile of Glass Hasting and the grass roots campaign he is organizing.