From Rep. Hans Zeiger in Pierce County (R, Leg. Dist. 25) to Rep. June Robinson in Snohomish County (D, Leg. Dist. 38), at least 26 pro-bike candidates won last night. In addition, the Seattle voters approved Proposition 1 to improve bus service.
My work with this campaign and with the Electoral Cycles workshop is not over yet, but I found this experience to be one of the high points of my year thus far. I have found that I do have a voice and the power to push for changes that are important to me. And I am going to use that power to make my city one of the best to live in - whether you choose to walk, drive, ride transit or bike.
Building better communities where all people --- from grandparents to kids --- can safely bike to where they want to go requires elected officials who champion better bikeways and more funding. That’s why Cascade works so hard to elect candidates who share our values and push for better bicycling infrastructure. In addition to the 15 candidates already endorsed prior to the primary election, Cascade now endorses another 27 candidates. Please join us in helping to elect: State Races State Senate District 26 Nathan Schlicher County Races King County Executive Dow Constantine King County Council, Pos. 1 Rod Dembowski Snohomish County Council, Pos. 1 Bill Blake Snohomish County Council, Pos. 5 Dave Somers Port Races Port of Seattle, Pos. 1 John Creighton Port of Seattle, Pos. 3 Stephanie Bowman City Races Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus Auburn City Council, Pos. 6 Rich Wagner Bainbridge Island City Council, North Ward Val Tollefson Bainbridge Island City Council, South Ward Roger Townsend Bellevue City Council, Pos. 4 Steve Kasner Bellevue City Council, Pos. 6 Lynne Robinson & Vandana Slatter Bremerton City Council, Pos. 4 Greg Wheeler Burien City Council, Pos. 1 Lauren Berkowitz Burien City Council, Pos. 5 Nancy Tosta Des Moines City Council, Pos. 7 Dave Kaplan Edmonds City Council, Pos. 3 Adrienne Fraley-Monillas Federal Way City Council, Pos. 6 Martin Moore Kenmore City Council, Pos. 4 Nigel Herbig Kirkland City Council, Pos. 1 Jay Arnold Kirkland City Council, Pos. 3 Penny Sweet Kirkland City Council, Pos. 5 Amy Walen Kirkland City Council, Pos. 7 Doreen Marchione Lake Forest Park City Council, Pos. 1 Hilda Thompson Lake Forest Park City Council, Pos. 3 John Wright Lake Forest Park City Council, Pos. 5 Mark Phillips Lake Forest Park City Council, Pos. 7 John Resha Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler Mercer Island City Council, Pos. 2 Dan Grausz Mercer Island City Council, Pos. 5 Tana Senn Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregorson Mukilteo City Council, Pos. 3 Randy Lord Sammamish City Council, Pos. 1 Kathleen Huckabay Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn Seattle City Council, Pos. 2 Richard Conlin Seattle City Council, Pos. 4 Sally Bagshaw Seattle City Council, Pos. 6 Nick Licata Seattle City Council, Pos. 8 Mike O’Brien Shoreline City Council, Pos. 3 Will Hall Shoreline City Council, Pos: 7 Chris Roberts Tacoma City Council, Pos. 2 Robert Thoms Cascade endorses candidates who will be leaders for creating better communities through bicycling, as expressed by their positions and values and by their past leadership. In addition, Cascade only engages in races where the candidates actively seek our endorsement. Cascade is not partisan except insofar that we’re bike-partisan. We have endorsed both Democrats and Republicans, as we did this year. Now that you know who Cascade believes are the most bike-friendly candidates in the region, we need to work to get them elected. Volunteer with Cascade by contact Emily Kathrein, Field Programs Manager ( email@example.com ) Donate to the Cascade Bike PAC . Learn more about all the candidates after the jump.
We all want a better world for our children, and that means creating communities where both an eight-year-old kid and an 80-year-old grandparent can safely and comfortably ride a bicycle. Having the right leaders in office is essential to make this happen, and this year's primary election ballots started to arrive yesterday. Please join the Cascade Bicycle Club in supporting the following ballot measure and candidates on the primary ballot: - Yes on King County Parks Levy, Proposition 1 - Seattle Mayor: Mike McGinn - Seattle Council Position 2: Richard Conlin - Seattle Council Position 8: Mike O'Brien - King County Executive: Dow Constantine - King County Council Position 1: Rod Dembowski - Bellevue City Council Position 6: +Lynne Robinson +Vandana Slatter - Mukilteo Mayor: Jennifer Gregorson Be sure to turn your primary ballots in by August 6.