Policy positions

2013 Pro-bike Candidate Endorsements

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.

State races:

- State Senate District 23: Nathan Schlicher

Ballot measures:

- King County Parks Levy, Prop. 1: Yes

County races:

- King County Executive: Dow Constantine
- King County Council, Pos. 1: Rod Dembowski
- Snohomish County, Pos. 1: Bill Blake
- Snohomish County, 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, Pos. 6: Rich Wagner
- Bainbridge Island, South Ward: Roger Townsend
- Bainbridge Island, North Ward: Val Tollefson
- Bellevue, Pos. 4: Steve Kasner
- Bellevue, Pos. 6: Lynne Robinson & Vandana Slatter
- Bremerton, Pos. 4: Greg Wheeler
- Burien, Pos. 1: Lauren Berkowitz
- Burien, Pos. 5: Nancy Tosta
- Des Moines, Pos. 7: Dave Kaplan
- Edmonds, Pos. 3: Adrienne Fraley-Monillas
- Federal Way, Pos. 4: Jeanne Burbidge
- Federal Way, Pos. 6: Martin Moore
- Kenmore, Pos. 4: Nigel Herbig
- Kirkland, Pos. 1: Jay Arnold
- Kirkkland, Pos. 2: Shelley Kloba
- Kirkland, Pos. 3: Penny Sweet
- Kirkland, Pos. 5: Amy Walen
- Kirkland, Pos. 7: Doreen Marchione
- Lake Forest Park, Pos. 1: Hilda Thompson
- Lake Forest Park, Pos. 3: John Wright
- Lake Forest Park, Pos. 5: Mark Phillips
- Lake Forest Park, Pos. 7: John Resha
- Issaquah Mayor: Fred Butler
- Mercer Island, Pos. 2: Dan Grausz
- Mercer Island, Pos. 5: Tana Senn
- Mukilteo Mayor: Jennifer Gregerson
- Mukilteo, Pos. 3: Randy Lord
- Sammamish, Pos. 1: Kathleen Huckabay
- Seattle Mayor: Mike McGinn
- Seattle, Pos. 2: Richard Conlin
- Seattle, Pos. 4: Sally Bagshaw
-Seattle, Pos. 6: Nick Licata
- Seattle, Pos. 8: Mike O’Brien
- Shoreline, Pos. 3: Will Hall
- Shoreline, Pos: 7: Chris Roberts
- Tacoma, 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 contacting Emily Kathrein, Field Programs Manager