CalBike is pleased to endorse Steve Bennett for District 37 Assembly Member.
Steve Bennett’s platform reads like a bicycle advocates’ dream. He understands the importance of bicycling as a component of sustainable transportation and a socially just society. He has an excellent record on bike issues as a Ventura County Supervisor. With Steve Bennett as Assembly Member, we’ll have an ally who will have our back no matter how bold our demands.
Assembly District 37 stretches along the coast from Ventura to Lompoc, with Santa Barbara right in the middle. Bennett has always been a strong supporter of active transportation a region that has and will continue to see drastic changes due to our climate crisis and the transportation systems that fuel it. As a sitting member on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, Bennett has the knowledge to put forth new bold ideas, including expanding safe and equitable bike options. For example, in a recent Ventura County Star article citing Bennett’s leadership in developing a 30-mile ‘Rails to Trails’ network across the county, he is quoted saying “The world is changing…we have to reduce carbon emissions with different approaches to our lifestyle.” We couldn’t agree more.
Bennett’s responses to CalBike’s questionnaire are equally impressive for their breadth and depth of knowledge. For these reasons, we are excited to see Steve Bennett emerge as the leading candidate in the AD 37 race. We look forward to seeing him provide the leadership needed to work toward safer and more sustainable transportation alternatives for all California residents.
CalBike endorses Steve Bennett for District 37 Assembly Member. Please visit his website to see how you can pitch in and vote for Steve Bennett by November 3, 2020.