home

Senate hopeful is latest to mix pedals and politics

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 1st, 2007 at 10:57 am

Jackie Dingfelder joined
regional leaders for a
bike ride last July.
(Photo © Jonathan Maus)

Oregon State Rep Jackie Dingfelder (D-Portland) is making a run for State Senate and, like many smart politicos these days, she's including Portland's favorite "micro-constituency" in her campaign plans.

Her supporters have planned a campaign event/bike ride to, "raise awareness about bicycle safety, alternative modes of transportation, climate change, and my plans for a sustainably minded state senate."

Far from just talk, Dingfelder is anything but a poser when it comes to bikes. Back in 2006, the BTA gave her an Alice B. Toeclips Award for her work in helping push bike legislation through the halls of Salem.

Dingfelder was a main sponsor of the Share the Road License Plate Bill that passed last session and last July she joined a host of regional leaders and policymakers on a bike ride that surveyed bike facilities in Portland and Vancouver.

If you'd like to join Ms. Dingfelder and learn more about her position on bike-related issues, here are the details of the ride:

    What: The Volcano Bike Ride, rain or shine!
    Meet at Wholesome Blends, bike to Rocky Butte, then to Mt Tabor Park, and then to Bipartisan Cafe for coffee and conversation.

    When: Nov 10, 2007, 10:30am to 1:00pm
    Where: Wholesome Blends (4615 NE Sandy Blvd) at 10:30am. Bipartisan cafe (7901 SE Stark St) at 12:30.

Email This Post Email This Post

Possibly related posts


Gravatars make better comments... Get yours here.
Please notify the publisher about offensive comments.
Comments
  • psyclist November 1, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    But wasn\'t Ms Dingfelder the one who killed the Fixie fixer bill?

    Recommended Thumb up 0

  • rixtir November 1, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    Nothing gets by PDX cyclists.

    Recommended Thumb up 0

  • Jonathan Maus (Editor) November 1, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    \"But wasn\'t Ms Dingfelder the one who killed the Fixie fixer bill?\"

    Nope. That was Ms. Ginny Burdick... who just so happened to have given a lecture today at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland.

    Recommended Thumb up 0

  • shawn November 1, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Jackie Dingfelder also introduced and championed Oregon\'s new e-waste recycling legislation. The bill, while not perfect (what bill ever is?), will create a huge environmental impact in Oregon by banning certain electronics in landfills (and hopefully helping cool e-waste reusers and recyclers like Free Geek).

    Info on OR e-waste legislation:
    http://tinyurl.com/ysqvyz (the bill was signed into law this past summer)

    Recommended Thumb up 0

  • psyclist November 1, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks Jonathan, sorry for the error.

    Recommended Thumb up 0

  • rev November 1, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    without pausing to see who else is running I can tell she has my support

    Recommended Thumb up 0

  • Paul Tay November 2, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    Been there. DUN DAT!

    Recommended Thumb up 0

  • AHFJ (Assoc. of Hippies for Jackie) November 2, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie!Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie!Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie!Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie!Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie!Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie!Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie!Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie!Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie!Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie!Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie!Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie!Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie!Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie!Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie!
    Wow, man.

    Recommended Thumb up 0

  • Steve Brown November 5, 2007 at 9:36 am

    I still have some mixed feelings about Jackie. She was not supportive of legislation to build velodromes, SB 926. Made her self available but put environmental issues first. Said she would not support the legislation but did not offer any help in how to move the bill forward. Could have been very helpful with budget queen Mary Nolan but declined.
    Glad to see she is supportive of cycling safety but she will block any attempt to have the legislature designate any state park money for cycling infrastructure improvements.

    Recommended Thumb up 0

- Daily bike news since 2005 -
BikePortland.org is a production of
PedalTown Media Inc.
321 SW 4th Ave, Ste. 401
Portland, OR 97204

Powered by WordPress. Theme by Clemens Orth.
Subscribe to RSS feed


Original images and content owned by Pedaltown Media, Inc. - Not to be used without permission.