Endorsements

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.

2022 Early Champion Endorsements

State Senate District 21:  Marko Liias

State Senate District 26:  Emily Randall

State Senate District 30:  Claire Wilson

State Senate District 34:  Joe Nguyen

State Senate District 37:  Rebecca Saldaña

State Senate District 40: Sharon Shewmake

House District 1:  Shelley Kloba

House District 5:  Bill Ramos

House District 27:  Jake Fey

House District 30:  Jamila Taylor

House District 34:  Joe Fitzgibbon

House District 36:  Liz Berry

House District 40:  Alex Ramel

House District 41:  My-Linh Thai

House District 47:  Deb Entenman

House District 48:  Vandana Slatter

House District 49:  Sharon Wylie

 

Previous Endorsements

2021 General Election Endorsements

Read up on Washington Bikes’ 2021 General Election Endorsements.

2020 General Election Endorsements

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2019 General Election Endorsements

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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.