I know Eyman has used the excuse before as to why he doesn't run for office that he is more effective running initiatives, but isn't this also true:
If what Eyman wants is a more responsive legislature, wouldn't it be important for people to run against office holders?
Competition "is a very important part of the process. It makes us better public servants to be questioned and challenged," he said. "And I have seen a number of times when somebody is not expected to have a chance and they end up winning. That's not happening much anymore because they [the parties] don't field candidates."
Critics contend the lack of competition can lead to a less-responsive Legislature because politicians who don't have to worry about getting kicked out of office are less likely to listen to their voters.