Last night, the Cascade Board of Directors voted to approve ten candidates for early endorsement in the 2011 local elections. The list of candidates includes:
Sally Clark, Seattle City Council Position 9: Sally has been supportive of the Cascade agenda of creating a better community through bicycling and has a good vision for the future of transportation in Seattle.
Tim Burgess, Seattle City Council Position 7: Tim has often taken a balanced and data-driven approach to transportation issues in Seattle and is generally progressive on bicycle-related issues.
Claudia Balducci, Bellevue City Council Position 5: Claudia is a Sound Transit Board member who is progressive on transportation issues and is interested in safer bicycle connections in Bellevue.
John Chelminiak, Bellevue City Council Position 3: John supports transit-oriented development, Complete Streets, and Safe Routes to School. He has worked hard to make Bellevue more bike-friendly.
Jessica Greenway, Kirkland City Council Position 4: Jessica is a big proponent of Complete Streets and ensuring that Kirkland’s roadways safely and fairly accommodate all users and all modes.
Dave Asher, Kirkland City Council Position 6: Dave voted for passage of the Complete Streets ordinance in Kirkland and is working to ensure that bicycle facilities are included in plans for the new 520 bridge.
Joshua Schaer, Issaquah City Council Position 4: Joshua is chair of the Council Transportation Committee and has fought to preserve Complete Streets funding for safe crosswalks in downtown Issaquah.
Catherine Stanford, Lake Forest Park City Council Position 2: Catherine is Board Chair of Great City and has fought hard for Burke Gilman Trail improvements. This is her third endorsement by Cascade.
Richard Hildreth, City of Pacific Mayor: Richard supports smart growth policies in the small city of Pacific and is working to secure grant money for recreational trails and bike lanes in and around Pacific.
Joshua Putnam, Pacific City Council Position 6: Joshua is an active Cascade member and bicycle commuter who – like Mayor Hildreth – is an advocate for trail and bike lanes in Pacific.
If you are a candidate who would like to seek an endorsement by Cascade Bicycle Club for the primary or the general election, please visit this blog post for more information on how to apply. You can also contact Chris Rule, Political Programs Manager, or Max Hepp-Buchanan, Advocacy Campaigns Manager.