We invited candidates for Tacoma City Council and Mayor to take transit and talk transportation with us. Access to transportation options directly influences access to opportunities like jobs, school, healthcare, and recreation. We asked candidates about barriers to mobility, exciting projects in Tacoma, and funding public transit. We believe that transportation must be at the core of conversations about Tacoma’s future because it cannot be separated from conversations about housing, access, and so much more. Thank you to the candidates for speaking, learning, and taking transit with us!
Captions are available for each video on our YouTube channel, and transcripts are available at the link below each video.
Downtown On the Go is not endorsing any candidates. We aim to amplify the conversation around transportation in Tacoma by sharing the candidates’ responses. All ten candidates were asked to participate.
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Sarah Rumbaugh, District 2
Kelly Blucher, District 2
Catherine Ushka, District 4
Israel McKinney, District 4
Israel McKinney did not ride the bus with us, but you can read his answers to the questions by clicking here and learn more at his website: https://www.israeljamesmckinney.com/
Joe Bushnell, District 5
Anne Artman, District 5
Kiara Daniels, District 6
Brett Johnson, District 6
Brett Johnson declined to participate. Learn more at his website: https://brettforcouncil.org/
Victoria Woodards, Tacoma Mayor
Steve Haverly, Tacoma Mayor