May 14, 2019
Tukwila City Councilmember, Kate Kruller announced her candidacy for re-election to Position 6 on the City Council. This year, she will complete her second four-year term as a councilmember. Kate also serves on the Tukwila City Council Transportation Committee and the Public Safety Committee.
Kruller has lived and worked in Tukwila for many years and became a homeowner in the community in 1992. She brings with her a 30-plus year career, featuring broad experience in project management, management and executive leadership in Information Technology, currently working at the City of Seattle.
“My goal is to encourage responsible city budgets, continue to support reliable public safety and aid services, find ways to provide affordable housing and safe neighborhoods, and to work toward improved transportation options for Tukwila residents through good government, Kruller said.”
“During my time on the Council, key accomplishments include completing Tukwila Village – which includes a new King County Library, affordable senior housing and the Sullivan Community Center, continuing with reserve funds in the budget moving toward Priority-Based Budgeting, making more investments in our neighborhood streets, completing more sidewalk construction and pathways to our schools, installing flashing crosswalks, road cushions and radar speed signs for traffic calming, just to name a few.”
Representing Tukwila, and in collaboration with 37 other cities, Kruller currently serves as a member of the Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee (PIC), voting member on the Puget Sound Regional Council – Transportation Policy Board, and as Vice Chair of the National League of Cities Transportation, Infrastructure and Services Committee.
During this term, she earned an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership in a training program from the Association of Washington Cities. “You need to have a passion for continuous learning,” she said. “As a councilmember, you process so much information it is vital to absorb as much current information as you can about legal standards, resource management, community planning and development and effective local leadership as possible.”
Here at home, Kate continues to work shoulder-to-shoulder with neighbors in the community through groups like the Tukwila International Boulevard Action Committee (TIBAC), Tukwila Pantry Food Bank, Tukwila Historical Society, Tukwila Emergency Communications Team (TEC-Team), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Friends of the Duwamish Preserve, Tukwila Children’s Foundation and any effort that helps build up our neighborhoods for the community.
“I try to volunteer as much as possible, stay in touch with what’s happening in our neighborhoods, listen to people from all walks of life, and improve things in the community whenever I get the opportunity,” Kruller said.
Being in touch and having a servant-leader spirit, is fundamental to what she believes qualifies her to run for office again. “I am devoted to representing what the people who live here in Tukwila want, and what makes sense for Tukwila.”
Information on Kruller’s campaign will appear at www.Kate4Tukwila.com