Post co-written by John Mauro, Director of Policy, Planning & Govt Affairs and Kevin Carrabine, Board of Directors and Legislative Committee Chair.
You open your mailbox and there it is: an opportunity to make our roads and trails safer, more connected and better for bikes. Your ballot has arrived.
But… uh… “I’ve been busy with work deadlines, that new addition, taking that new bicycle maintenance class….” Fear not. Your ballot assistance has arrived.
Cascade has researched and interviewed candidates and campaigns throughout our region, matching them up to our vision and values—our vision of a community where bicycling is safe, normal, and embraced by everybody. And our values of public health and safety, connected and vibrant communities and livable and bikeable neighborhoods for all.
Cascade’s Board of Directors approved another set of election endorsements this week, taking our total general election endorsements to 48. We’ve updated this previous post for the complete list of Cascade general election endorsements.
That said, 13 new endorsements approved this week (included also in our full list):
Sharon Wylie – WA House, 49th District, Position 1
Diane Buckshnis – Edmonds City Council
Frank Yamamoto – Edmonds City Council
Drew Nielsen – Everett City Council
Fred Butler – Issaquah City Council
Bruce Bassett – Mercer Island City Council
Debbie Bertlin – Mercer Island City Council
Ramiro Valderrama – Sammamish City Council
Chris Eggen – Shoreline City Council
Robin McClelland – Shoreline City Council
Kate Kruller – Tukwila City Council
Les Rubstello – Woodinville City Council
If you share our vision and values, please consider these when you vote. Do your part in creating
a better community through voting for bicycling. And remember to send that ballot in by Nov. 8!
Confirm your legislative district and voter information here.
Review Cascade Bicycle Club’s Endorsement Policies and Procedures (PDF).
Learn more about Cascade’s endorsement process and how to get involved at our Elections Page.