John Ellinwood, the director of communications for Jesse Kelly’s congressional campaign, responded to a few questions about his candidate’s opinions on bicycles.
Ellinwood would not schedule an interview with Kelly and Tucson Velo, nor would he forward the questions on to the candidate.
Ellinwood did say that Kelly likes bikes and thinks for some people they can be a form of transportation. He said Kelly’s son is nearing the age where he will begin riding a bike.
When asked about the candidate’s opinion on federal spending for bicycle infrastructure, Ellinwood said Kelly believes it is important to weigh the value of grant money doled out to transportation projects against the $13 trillion deficit that he says Gabrielle Giffords is partly responsible for.
Check out Gabrielle Giffords’ take on bikes.