MoBikeFed Voter Guide: U.S. Representative District 9

The Missouri Bicycle Federation sent information to all candidates for office in Missouri this year, and invited each candidate to provide a statement of their position on bicycling and walking issues.

The statements from U.S. Representative District 2 candidates are below.

Candidates: Blaine Luetkemeyer (R), Judy Baker (D), and Tamara A. Millay (L).

Blaine Luetkemeyer has responded with this statement:
As former Director of Tourism, Blaine Luetkemeyer has been worked first-hand with bicyclists on the Tour of Missouri and will always listen to bicyclists and pedestrians about issues of concern to them.
Judy Baker has responded with this statement:
Judy Baker for Congress

Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

In keeping with sound principals of sustainable development, energy conservation and the promotion of active and healthy lifestyles, Judy Baker supports the mission of the Missouri Bicycle Federation and the "complete streets" approach to road and street design. That is, new roads and streets, particularly in densely populated areas, should be designed to provide safe bicycle and pedestrian accessibility: sidewalks, dedicated bike lanes and/or separate bike paths, marked crosswalks and pedestrian/bicycle actuated traffic signals. Existing roads and streets that were not built to "complete street" standards should, as is reasonably practical and when funding is available, be retrofitted for bicycle and pedestrian use.

Judy Baker looks forward to working with the Missouri Bicycle Federation, local communities and bicyclists and pedestrians in the 9th Congressional District on this important issue.

October 30, 2008
The other candidates have not yet responded with a statement.

Candidate contact information:

* Blaine Luetkemeyer (R) -,

* Judy Baker (D) -,

* Tamara A. Millay (L) -,

Please note that this is not an endorsement of any particular candidate or party--MoBikeFed is simply passing along verbatim the information that each candidate has provided to us. This information must, of course, be considered in context together with other available information about the candidates to make a complete, informed voting decision.

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