In June Cascade’s board of directors approved the early endorsement of 10 local elected officials who have made a difference for bicycling in the Puget Sound Region. Today they finalized their endorsements for the August 16 primary election. Ballots are being mailed right now, so keep an eye out for your ballot in the mail over the next few days!
You can learn more about Cascade’s endorsement process and how to get involved at our Elections Page. We will update this page as we continue to evaluate candidates into the fall, and we’ll post the latest news here on the Bike Blog.
Last year we opened up our endorsements to state legislative candidates from around Washington in order to press for important laws like the Vulnerable User Bill. In our travels and our research we’ve met many local leaders who are working to make more bicycle-friendly communities. From Bellingham to Spokane, this year’s endorsements recognize budding bicycle movements in many of our cities. Below, we’ve listed our endorsements as they stand today.
|Seattle ballot measure
|Endorsed Candidates on the Primary Ballot
|Dan Pike||Mayor of Bellingham|
|Lucy Krakowiak||Burien City Council|
|Mike Cooper||Mayor of Edmonds|
|Joe McDermott||King County Council|
|Dave Asher||Kirkland City Council|
|Dwight Thompson||Mayor of Lake Forest Park|
|Sally Clark||Seattle City Council|
|Ben Stuckart||Spokane City Council|
|Mary Verner||Mayor of Spokane|
|Endorsed Candidates for the November 8 General Election|
|Claudia Balducci||Bellevue City Council|
|John Chelminiak||Bellevue City Council|
|Joshua Schaer||Issaquah City Council|
|Jessica Greenway||Kirkland City Council|
|Catherine Stanford||Lake Forest Park City Council|
|Richard Hildreth||City of Pacific Mayor|
|Joshua Putnam||Pacific City Council|
|Tim Burgess||Seattle City Council|