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Bike Walk Vote will host ‘meet the candidates’ event Sunday at Velo Cult

Posted by on April 20th, 2016 at 12:19 pm

Bob Stacey (Metro Council), Sarah Iannarone (Portland Mayor), and Sam Chase (Metro Council) have all been endorsed by Bike Walk Vote.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Bike Walk Vote, the political arm of Portland’s transportation reform movement, wants to get you some face time with this year’s city council, county commission and Metro council candidates.

Ballots for the May 17 primary go out next week. With a gas tax on the ballot that would greatly increase city funding for biking and walking and a backlog of good projects in the works around the city, the 2016 elections are likely to shape Portland transportation for many years.

You can meet and talk to some of Bike Walk Vote’s endorsed candidates at a free event 5 p.m. Sunday (4/24) at Velo Cult bike shop in the Hollywood neighborhood. Free food and beer will be provided.

Last month, Bike Walk Vote endorsed Sarah Iannarone for Portland mayor; she’s already confirmed on Facebook that she plans to attend.

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Other Bike Walk Vote-backed candidates include Steve Novick for city commissioner; Mel Rader and Jessica Vega Pederson for Multnomah County Commission; Bob Stacey, Sam Chase and Craig Dirksen for Metro council; and Tawna Sanchez for state House District 43, inner north and northeast Portland.

If you can’t make the event (which has in past years included a call for optional donations to Bike Walk Vote) you can support the slate of endorsed candidates by contributing online.

Velo Cult is at 1969 NE 42nd Avenue. If you RSVP for the event on Facebook, that’ll help them know how much food is needed.

— Michael Andersen, (503) 333-7824 – michael@bikeportland.org

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    Josh G April 20, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    FB says this is at 4, not 5.

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      alankessler April 20, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      Doors at 4, program at 5.

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    Todd Boulanger April 21, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Great…wonk talk + beer!

    PS. Velo Cult…please set up some fans…it was very hot in your bar this week when I stopped by for a beer and gear. I cannot imagine what it would be like with a packed house.

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