- Washington Bikes has selected candidates from across the state for the 2023 General Election who are committed to building a bikeable future. Vote by Nov. 7.
The bikeability of Washington state is on the ballot in November. To ensure voters have the information they need to choose the most bike-friendly candidates in races across the state, Washington Bikes is announcing its most complete list ever of 2023 General Election endorsements.
From Bainbridge Island to Bremerton, Seattle to Spokane, Tacoma to Vancouver and Yakima, we have chosen candidates whom we believe will advance our vision of a future where everyone who needs or wants to get around by bike can do so safely and comfortably.
This election cycle is critical due to the many new faces on ballots in communities statewide. Voters have an opportunity to select individuals who support more sidewalks, safe routes to schools, bike lanes, and trails.
In Spokane, we have selected four City Council candidates and a mayoral candidate. Electing bike-friendly candidates is vital for the future of Spokane, and we urge voters to cast their ballots for mayoral challenger Lisa Brown.
Bremerton is poised to elect a bike-friendly supermajority, including re-electing current champions and bringing another aboard. Big decisions loom on how to rebuild Bremerton’s streets and create more safe bike routes. That’s why we’ve chosen Denise Frey, Jane Rebelowski, and Anna Mockler.
Tacoma has major goals to expand its bike network, thanks to its Climate Action Plan, and bike champion Kristina Walker as well as Olgy Diaz are best poised to move the city forward.
In Seattle, all five City Council district seats are on the ballot. Several key transportation issues will come before the council in 2024, including adoption of the new transportation plan, and sending a transportation funding package to the voters. Electing bike friendly leaders in Seattle is critical to plans and funding that center biking, walking, and transit options that are safe and equitable.
In addition to this Endorsements Cheat Sheet below, you can read the full questionnaire responses from all endorsed candidates here.
In addition to the cities listed above, we’ve chosen candidates in Bellevue, Bellingham, Bothell, Edmonds, Everett, Issaquah, Kenmore, King County, Kirkland, Lynwood, Mercer Island, Port Angeles, Poulsbo, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Snohomish County, Tukwila, Whatcom County, and Woodinville–and for the Port of Seattle.
View our Endorsements Cheat Sheet below to see the candidates in your community that Washington Bikes believes will advance our shared priorities of a more walkable, bikeable, rollable, and transit-friendly Washington state. The image may take a few seconds to load.
We are in the final stretch toward Election Day! Are you ready to vote?
- Register with the Washington Secretary of State’s office if you are new to Washington or have recently moved. If not, you have until eight days ahead of Election Day to register online or by mail. You can also register in person until the close of business hours on Election Day.
- To view the candidates and issues that will appear on your ballot, check out your sample ballot at Ballotpedia. Lastly, Washington is a vote-by-mail state, so expect your ballot in the mail before the end of October.