2019 – Running for re-election

May 14, 2019

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


New Endorsements for 2015

July 23, 2015

I have some new endorsements to report for 2015:

  • Joe Duffie – Tukwila City Councilmember
  • Allan Eckberg – Tukwila City Councilmember
  • Kathy Hougardy – Tukwila City Councilmember
  • DeSean Quinn – Tukwila City Councilmember
  • Dennis Robertson – Tukwila City Councilmember
  • Verna Seal – Tukwila City Councilmember
  • Joan Hernandez – Former Tukwila City Councilmember
  • Ed Prince – Renton City Councilmember
  • Tony Anderson – SeaTac City Councilmember
  • Largo Wales – Auburn City Councilmember
  • Bill Peloza  – Auburn City Councilmember
  • Washington State Conservation Voters
  • National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington
  • Zack Hudgins  – Washington State 11th LD Representative
  • Steve Bergquist – Washington State 11th LD Representative
  • Bob Hasegawa – Washington State 11th LD Senator
  • Tina Orwell – Washington State 33rd LD Representative
  • Mayor Mia Gregerson – Washington State 33rd LD Representative / SeaTac Mayor
  • Gael Tarleton – Washington State 36th LD Representative
  • Tana Senn – Washington State 41th LD Representative
  • Dow Constantine – King County Executive
  • Larry Phillips – King County Council Chair
  • Rod Dembowski – King County Councilmember
  • Joe McDermott – King County Councilmember
  • Dave Updegrove – King County Councilmember
  • Lloyd Hara – King County Assessor
  • Claudia Balducci – Puget Sound Regional Council-Transportation Policy
    Board Chair/Bellevue Mayor
  • Brooke Alford – Tukwila City Planning Commissioner (also Allentown Community/Friends of the Duwamish Preserve Leader)
  • Sharon Mann – Tukwila City Planning Commissioner (also Tukwila International Boulevard Action Committee Co-Chair)
  • Tom McLeod – Tukwila City Planning Commissioner
  • Tong Ung – Equity and Diversity Commission Member
  • Mark Lium  President –  Tukwila Emergency Communications Team
  • Marie Parish – Thorndyke Neighborhood
  • Chuck Parish – Thorndyke Neighborhood
  • Sharon Nakata – Duwamish Neighborhood Leader
  • King County Democratic Central Committee
  • 11th Legislative District Democratic Organization
  • King County Young Democrats
  • Cascade Bicycle Club

New endorsements

October 30, 2011

I have some new endorsements to report:

  • Tukwila City Council Member De’Sean Quinn
  • Tukwila City Council Member Verna Seal
  • SeaTac City Council Member Tony Anderson
  • SeaTac City Council Member Mia Gregerson

Reaching Out With Sympathy

October 23, 2011

I wish to extend my personal condolences to the Strander family for the loss of Louise B. Strander. They are in my thoughts and prayers.


New endorsements

October 21, 2011

I have some new endorsements to report:

I am also listed in the Progressive Majority Voter’s Guide.
Thanks for your support!

New endorsement

October 8, 2011

I have a new endorsement to report.  I have been endorsed by Central Puget Sound Carpenters Local Union 30.


Campaign Kick-Off Party For Kate Kruller

September 13, 2011

Please join me and my supporters for a Pool Party this Sunday at 3pm!  I’m running for Tukwila City Council, Position 6.  We have a lot to celebrate: a big Save the Tukwila Pool Committee victory in the last election and my Campaign Kick-off!

There’ll be BBQ food, beverages, and fun!  You can swim for the first hour, bring the kids!


Sunday September 18th, 3pm-6pm

Tukwila Pool
4414 South 144th Street
Tukwila, WA 98168
Pool Phone: 206-267-2350

Suggested campaign donation:  $25, $50, $100 or $250.

If you aren’t able to attend, please click http://www.kate4tukwila.com/ to make a campaign contribution today.

I hope to see you this Sunday!

-Kate Kruller

Campaign endorsements: Save Tukwila Pool Committee, 11th District State Representative Zack Hudgins, 11th District State Representative Bob Hasegawa, 33rd District State Representative Tina Orwell, 33rd District State Representative Dave Upthegrove, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, King County Democrats, King County Young Democrats, 11th Legislative District Democrats, 33rd Legislative District Democrats, 37th Legislative District Democrats, Washington Conservation Voters, Teamsters Joint Council 28, Teamsters Local 174, Teamsters Local 763 Public, Professional, Office-Clerical Employees, and Drivers, Seattle / King County Building  & Construction Trades Council, M.L. King County Labor Council, SEIU Local 6.


New endorsements

August 14, 2011

I have some new endorsements to report:


New Endorsements

August 8, 2011

I have been endorsed by Teamsters Local 763 and the Seattle / King County Building  & Construction Trades Council.




New endorsement

August 3, 2011

I have been endorsed by the Washington Conservation Voters.