Senate hopeful is latest to mix pedals and politics

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.

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psyclist
psyclist
16 years ago

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

rixtir
rixtir
16 years ago

Nothing gets by PDX cyclists.

Adams Carroll (News Intern)
16 years ago

\”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.

shawn
16 years ago

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)

psyclist
psyclist
16 years ago

Thanks Jonathan, sorry for the error.

rev
16 years ago

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

Paul Tay
16 years ago

Been there. DUN DAT!

AHFJ (Assoc. of Hippies for Jackie)
AHFJ (Assoc. of Hippies for Jackie)
16 years ago

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Wow, man.

Steve Brown
16 years ago

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.