The incumbent in Assembly District 42 is no friend to bicycling. He reliably voted against bills to improve bike safety, including our popular Complete Streets bill last year. He deserves to be defeated. DeniAntionette Mazingo gave excellent responses to our questionnaire and holds great promise for AD 42.
Assembly District 42 straddles the gateway between the Inland Empire and the California desert, stretching from Yucaipa and Hemet in the west to the Twentynine Palms region and western Coachella Valley in the east. This part of the state, with its sprawling suburbs and major freeways, poses extra challenges for active transportation given its overwhelming automobile dependence. That is why we are further impressed by Mazingo and her transportation platform, which centers mobility options that can help meet our state’s environmental sustainability, public health, and social equity goals. Mazingo is clearly making it priority to serve all residents of her district, including low-income populations that are often marginalized, especially in suburban areas. In her questionnaire responses, she said she supports “policies to help lower-income communities including increasing transit options and availability, encouraging coherent, holistic planning of affordable housing, schools, and recreational facilities accessible to transit, and reducing people’s reliance on personal vehicles.” That is the type of change we can get behind for AD 42, which is why we are endorsing DeniAntionette Mazingo.
The rest of her questionnaire responses are equally as impressive for their breadth and depth of knowledge. For these reasons, we are excited to see DeniAntionette Mazingo emerge as a prominent candidate in the Assembly District 42 race. We look forward to seeing her provide the leadership needed to work toward safer and more sustainable transportation alternatives for all California residents.
CalBike is pleased to endorse DeniAntionette Mazingo for District 42 Assembly Member. Please visit her website to find out how you can pitch in and vote for DeniAntionette Mazingo on March 3, 2020.