Why Washington Bikes endorses

Washington Bikes endorses electoral candidates at all levels of government. Endorsement and support are given to candidates who commit to or have a record of making communities better for people on bikes — through growing local economies, improving health outcomes, or creating safer streets and roadways. Additionally, Washington Bikes makes endorsements of ballot measures which will benefit Washington communities through bolstering or protecting transportation choices, supporting outdoor recreation, and working to safely connect neighborhoods and cities.

Washington Bikes endorsement policy

All recommendations for endorsement are based on five factors:  

  1. Positions are based on the written questionnaire or in-person interview.
  2. Issue Record is based on the candidate having a record of support or opposition to our interests.
  3. Approachability is based on whether the candidate expressed a willingness to work on safety, health and economic development issues germane to bicycling. Did the candidate demonstrate an openness and willingness to engage and are they approachable/accessible?
  4. Viability is an evaluation of electability, based on whether the candidate has a legitimate opponent, fundraising and organizing capacity, and endorsements.
  5. Experience is based on the candidate’s reputation and leadership positions within the community, years of elected service, or requisite experience to succeed in public office.

2021 General Election Endorsements for Washington Bike Champions 


Bellevue City Council Position 2:  Dexter Borbe

Bellevue City Council Position 4: Jared Niewenhuis

Bellevue City Council Position 6: Lynne Robinson

Bellingham City Council Position 4: Skip Williams

Bellingham City Council Position 6: Michael Lilliquist

Everett Mayor: Cassie Franklin

Everett City Council Position 1: Mary Fosse

Everett City Council Position 4: Liz Vogeli

Kenmore City Council Position 4: Nigel Herbig

King County Executive: Dow Constantine

King County City Council District 3: Sarah Perry

Kirkland City Council Position 1: Jay Arnold

Kirkland City Council Position 3: Matthew Goelzer

Kirkland City Council Position 5: Neal Black

Kirkland City Council Position 7: Jon Pascal

Mercer Island City Council Position 2: Daniel Becker

Port Townsend City Council Position 1: Ben Thomas

Redmond City Council Position 2: Steve Fields

Redmond City Council Position 6: Jeralee Anderson

Renton City Council Position 2: Carmen Rivera

Sammamish City Council Posotion 3: Nazir Harb Michel

Sammamish City Council Position 7: Karen Howe

Seattle Mayor (dual): M. Lorena González

Seattle Mayor (dual): Bruce Harrell

Seattle City Council Position 8: Teresa Mosqueda

Seattle City Council Position 9: Nikkita Oliver

Port of Seattle Port Commissioner Position 1: Ryan Calkins

Port of Seattle Port Commissioner Position 3: Hamdi Mohamed

Spokane City Council District 3: Zack Zappone

Tacoma Mayor: Victoria Woodards

Tacoma City Council Position 3: Sarah Rumbaugh

Tacoma City Council Position 4: Catherine Ushka

Tukwila City Council Positon 7: De’Sean Quinn

Vancouver City Council Position 2: Erik Paulsen

Vancouver City Council Position 3: Diana Perez

Yakima City Council District 2: Danny Herrera


Previous Endorsements

2020 General Election Endorsements

Read up on Washington Bikes’ 2020 General Election Endorsements.

2019 General Election Endorsements

Read up on Washington Bikes’ 2019 General Election Endorsements.

2018 General Election Endorsements

Read up on Washington Bikes’ 2018 General Election Endorsements.

2017 General Election Endorsements

Read up on Washington Bikes’ 2017 General Election Endorsements.

More about Washington Bikes’ endorsements:

Following the 2016 merger of Cascade Bicycle Club (becoming a 501(c)(3) organization) and Washington Bikes (emerging as a 501(c)(4) organization), Washington Bikes assumed all endorsements and electoral responsibilities for bicycling statewide.