Mayor Hirsch was the incumbent mayor of Elwood City. He seemed to be against inter-species marriage, although he gives in to political pressure. In The Power of the People, Mayor Hirsch is pressured by the crowd into releasing Renée and Jean-Claude McBonjour, as they were arrested for inter-species marriage.

On February 12, 2015, Mayor Hirsch was assassinated by Nigel Ratburn by being pushed off the top of the capital building. Ratburn became Hirsch's successor.