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MOUNT WASHINGTON - Robert Hunt believes a little common sense would go a long way in helping Bullitt County officials make it through tough times.
Living within its budget is important and Hunt believes he is the right person to help make that happen.
Hunt is making his second bid at serving as magistrate of the Second District. He will first have to survive a Republican primary before advancing to the general election in November.
“We need accountability,” said Hunt. “I believe I could do a good job for the people.”
His biggest concern is that fiscal court members donít seem to be accountable for the money they spend. Hunt said he had doubts if the magistrates would know how many take-home cars are in the county fleet or how many cell phones are being paid by taxpayers.
“We’re going to have to make some tough decisions,” said Hunt, 70. “I can make those tough decisions.”
Besides getting a handle on the budget, Hunt would like to get more input from the public before making decisions.
“We need to vote with our constituents,” said Hunt. “And we need a housecleaning in government.”
The county could do a better job in creating new jobs.
Hunt said Shepherdsvilleís recent move to allow Sunday alcohol sales was a decision to help the business community. He said that sends a message to other businesses or businesses who might be interested in coming to Bullitt County.
Another goal is for the county leaders to start thinking about how to care for the elderly.
In talking to the voters, Hunt said he is the candidate who has the time to devote to the job. He works part-time but his schedule is very flexible.
“We need to get rid of those in office,” said Hunt. “It is time for a good housecleaning.”