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Suburban candidate voter guide

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Suburban elections are right around the corner on April 4. Do you know where candidates in your community stand on biking, walking and transit issues? 

Active Trans contacted candidates for mayor and village president from municipalities across the region with a request to complete our Suburban Municipal Candidate Questionnaire.

Because Active Trans is a non-partisan 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we do not endorse candidates. The questionnaires are an educational resource to inform voters about candidate’s priorities for improving biking, walking and public transit.

See our suburban voting guide to find completed questionnaires from more than 40 candidates. The linked spreadsheet includes the candidate’s name and municipality. Click on the candidate’s name to view their responses.

The questionnaire is based on our policy priorities for the suburbs, which include:

  • Developing and implementing active transportation plans and complete streets policies that make biking and walking safer and more comfortable for all.
  • Dedicating routine funding toward biking and walking priorities.
  • Commitment to making safety improvements a priority at the most dangerous intersections and crossings.
  • Support for regional efforts to identify new revenue sources to fund maintenance and expansion of public transit.

Is our list missing the candidate from your community? Contact your candidate today to find out where they stand on improving local active transportation issues.

More information about your local suburban election can be found on your county board of election website: suburban Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will.