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:
- Positions are based on the written questionnaire or in-person interview.
- Issue Record is based on the candidate having a record of support or opposition to our interests.
- 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?
- Viability is an evaluation of electability, based on whether the candidate has a legitimate opponent, fundraising and organizing capacity, and endorsements.
- 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.
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
2020 General Election Endorsements
2019 General Election Endorsements
2018 General Election Endorsements
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.