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Transportation advocacy endorsements for the 2023 general election

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Your ballot for the November 7 general election should be in your mailbox or in the mail. If you have not yet registered, don’t worry. Eligible voters have until October 30 to register or update your address online. After that date, voters will need to register in person at a voting center.

With all Seattle City Council district seats up for election, this is a pivotal moment for Seattle’s government. The next Council will be the ones to decide how big and bold next year’s transportation ballot measure should be, for example. The voters can only vote on whatever the Mayor and Council agree to send to them, so we need to elect a Council majority that favors going big for safe streets, connected bike routes and reliable transit. These decisions will guide transportation investments for most of the next decade.

Below are the endorsements from Washington Bikes (WB), Transportation for Washington (T4W), the Transit Riders Union (TRU), and The Urbanist (URB). If you want to know who will support walking, biking and transit, take a look at who these organizations are supporting.


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This year, the choices are unanimous for Seattle City Council. Every organization endorsed the same slate of candidates, which should say a lot (the only deviation was the Transit Riders Union choosing no endorsement for Districts 6 and 7). I’ve been putting these endorsement roundups together for several years now, and these orgs are not always unanimous like this (you can even see some slight deviation in the races beyond Seattle). Filling out your ballot might be very simple this year. So don’t delay. Get it filled out and returned before it gets lost in a pile of junk or something.

King County Council District 2

Girmay Zahilay — WB, T4W, TRU, URB

King County Council District 4

Jorge L. Barón — WB, T4W (dual), URB

Sarah Reyneveld — T4W (dual), TRU

King County Council District 6

Claudia Balducci — WB, T4W, URB

King County Council District 8

Teresa Mosqueda — WB, T4W, TRU, URB

Snohomish County Council District 2

Megan Dunn — WB, T4W

Whatcom County Council at large

Jon Scanlon — WB

Seattle Proposition 1

YES — URB

Port of Seattle Commissioner Position 2

Sam Cho — URB

Port of Seattle Commissioner Position 5

Fred Felleman — WB, URB

Seattle City Council District 1

Maren Costa — WB, T4W, TRU, URB

Seattle City Council District 2

Tammy Morales — WB, T4W, TRU, URB

Seattle City Council District 3

Alex Hudson — WB, T4W, TRU, URB

Seattle City Council District 4

Ron Davis — WB, T4W, TRU, URB

Seattle City Council District 5

ChrisTiana ObeySumner — WB, T4W, TRU, URB

Seattle City Council District 6

Dan Strauss — WB, T4W, URB

Seattle City Council District 7

Andrew Lewis — WB, T4W, URB

Bainbridge Island City Council District 4

Leslie Schneider — WB

Bellevue City Council Position 1

John Stokes — WB

Bellevue City Council Position 3

Mo Malakoutian – WB, T4W, TRU, URB

Bellevue City Council Position 4

Janice Zahn — WB, T4W, TRU, URB

Bellingham Greenways 5 Levy

YES — WB

Bellingham City Council at large

Jace Cotton — WB

Bellingham Mayor

Seth Fleetwood — WB (dual)

Kim Lund — WB (dual)

Bremerton City Council District 2

Denise Frey — WB

Bremerton City Council District 4

Jane Rebelowski — WB

Bremerton City Council District 6

Anna Mockler — WB

Bothell City Council Position 4

Mason Thompson — WB, TRU

Bothell City Council Position 4

Carston Curd — WB, TRU

Bothell City Council Position 6

Amanda Dodd — WB, TRU

Burien Council Position 2

Cydney Moore — TRU

Burien Council Position 4

Patricia Hudson — TRU

Burien Council Position 6

Krystal Marx — T4W, TRU

Edmonds City Council Position 1

Chris Eck — WB

Edmonds City Council Position 4

Mackey Guenther — WB

Edmonds City Council Position 6

Susan Paine — WB

Everett City Council Position 6

Demi Chatters

Issaquah City Council Position 6

Victoria Hunt — WB, TRU

Kenmore City Council Position 1

Melanie O’Cain — WB, T4W, TRU

Kenmore City Council Position 3

Valeria Sasson — WB

Kenmore City Council Position 5

Jon Culver — T4W

Kenmore City Council Position 7

Nathan Loutsis — WB

Corina Pfeil — TRU

Kent City Council District 3

John Boyd — T4W, TRU

Kirkland City Council Position 2

Kelli Curtis — WB, TRU

Kirkland City Council Position 4

John Tymczyszyn — WB, TRU

Kirkland City Council Position 6

Amy Falcone — WB, TRU

Lynnwood City Council Position 5

Robert Leutwyler — WB

Mercer Island Council Position 1

Dave Rosenbaum — WB, T4W

Mercer Island Council Position 3

Wendy Weiker — WB, T4W

Mercer Island Council Position 5

Craig Reynolds — T4W

Port Angeles Council Position 6

Navarra Carr — WB

Poulsbo Council Position 1

Rick Eckert — WB

Puyallup City Council at large

Shellie Willis — T4W

Puyallup City Council District 2 Position 1

Joe Colombo — T4W

Redmond Council Position 1

Osman Salahuddin — WB, T4W, TRU

Redmond Council Position 3

Jessica Forsythe — WB, TRU

Redmond Council Position 5

Vanessa Kritzer — WB, TRU

Redmond Council Position 7

Angie Nuevacamina — WB, T4W, TRU

Redmond Mayor

Jeralee Anderson — TRU

Angela Birney — WB, T4W

Renton Mayor

Kim Monroe — TRU

Renton Council Position 3

Valerie O’Halloran — WB

Renton Council Position 4

Ryan McIrvin — WB

Renton Council Position 7

Randy Corman — WB

Sammamish Council Position 3

Sid Gupta — WB

Sammamish Council Position 6

Pam Stuart — WB, T4W

SeaTac Council Position 1

Senayet Negusse — TRU

SeaTac Council Position 3

Elizabeth Greninger — WB, TRU

SeaTac Council Position 7

Joe Vinson — TRU

Shoreline Council Position 6

Betsy Robertson — TRU

Spokane Council District 1 Position 1

Lindsey Shaw — WB

Spokane Council District 2 Position 1

Paul Dillon — WB, T4W

Spokane Council District 3 Position 1

Kitty Klitzke — WB, T4W

Spokane Mayor

Lisa Brown — WB, T4W

Tacoma Council Position 7

Olgy Diaz — WB

Tacoma Council Position 8

Kristina Walker — WB, T4W

Tukwila Council Position 2

Armen Papyan — TRU

Tukwila Mayor

Kate Kruller — WB, TRU

Vancouver Council Position 6

Leah Perkel — WB

Woodinville Council Position 4

Mike Millman — WB

Yakima Council District 1

Dulce Gutierrez — T4W

Yakima Council District 3

Patricia Byers — T4W

Yakima Council District 7

Holly Cousens — WB

Northshore School District

Han Tran — TRU


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One response to “Transportation advocacy endorsements for the 2023 general election”

  1. Josh

    For anyone undecided on Seattle City Council district race please vote Costa. In regards to improving cycling infrastructure Saka is on record as saying “We are good on bikes”. Tell that to Rob Masons widow. Tell that to the other pedestrians in his district who have been killed in the past couple years by inattentive drivers on unsafe streets and crossings. Anyone who rides their bike in district 2 knows how poor the infrastructure is for cyclists and pedestrians, especially those transiting off the peninsula into the city via the death trap that is the east side of the Spokane Street bridge.

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