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.

2024 General Election Endorsements

Seattle Issue Endorsement: Vote Yes on the Seattle Transportation Levy

Statewide Issue Endorsement: Vote No on 2117 to keep the Climate Commitment Act

Candidate Endorsements:

Candidate Jurisdiction Seat
Davina Duerr LD1 State Rep. Pos. 1
Marcus Ricelli LD 3 State Senator
Beth Doglio LD 22 State Rep. Pos. 1
Jake Fey LD 27 State Rep. Pos 2
T’wina Nobles LD 28 State Senator
Sharlett Mena LD 29 State Rep. Pos 2
Emily Alvarado LD 34 State Rep. Pos 1
Joe Fitzgibbon LD 34 State Rep. Pos 2
Julia Grant Reed LD 36 State Rep. Pos 1
Liz Berry LD 36 State Rep. Pos 2
Alex Ramel LD 40 State Rep. Pos 2
My-Linh Thai LD 41 State Rep. Pos 2
Brandy Donaghy LD 44 State Rep. Pos 1
Vandana Slatter LD 48 State Rep. Pos 1
Maria Cantwell Statewide US Senator
Suzan DelBene Congressional D1 US Representative
Rick Larsen Congressional D2 US Representative
Emily Randall Congressional D6 US Representative
Pramila Jayapal Congressional D7 US Representative
Kim Schrier Congressional D8 US Representative
Adam Smith Congressional D9 US Representative
Marilyn Strickland CongressionalD10 US Representative

Previous Endorsements

2023 General Election Endorsements

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2022 General Election Endorsements

Read up on Washington Bikes’ 2022 General Election Endorsements.

2021 General Election Endorsements

Read up on Washington Bikes’ 2021 General Election 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.

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.