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Bike Austin endorses

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by Katy McElroy

Austin’s largest bicycle advocacy organization has weighed in on the 2018 City Council election with a list of endorsements. Bike Austin made its selections largely based on the answers the candidates gave to a questionnaire the group sent out that asked for candidate opinions on a number of bike-related issues. More information and contest-specific comments, as well as candidates responses to the questionnaires, can be found here. The group endorses the following:

  • Mayor: Steve Adler
  • District 1: Natasha Harper-Madison
  • District 3: Pio Renteria
  • District 5: Ann Kitchen
  • District 8: Rich DePalma and Bobby Levinski
  • District 9: Danielle Skidmore

“The Bike Austin Board of Directors is pleased to endorse this slate of candidates for Mayor and City Council,” said Bike Austin President Hill Abell in a press release. “Our chosen incumbents, Mayor Adler and Council Members Kitchen and Renteria, have already demonstrated their commitment to supporting the implementation of a city wide system of safe cycling facilities. The new candidates we’ve chosen have clearly stated their pledge to continue that work once they are elected to Council, and they’ve shared great ideas on how they will help us continue to create a city that supports human scaled mobility opportunities for every Austinite. Please join us in supporting these candidates with your vote on election day.”

This whisper has been changed to accurately reflect the information available on the Bike Austin website.

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