Katherine Kruller, in her own words | Tukwila City Council Position 6

The Tukwila Reporter offered Katherine Kruller the chance to speak directly with voters about why she's the better candidate for Tukwila City Council Position 6 and about her vision for the city.

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 7:17pm
  • Opinion

By KATHERINE KRULLER

Candidate, Tukwila City Council

I want to thank you for the honor of serving you on Tukwila City Council for the past four years.  With your vote, I pledge to continue serving you with integrity, hard work and common sense.

As a homeowner, neighbor and volunteer, I’ve been living in Tukwila for some 23 years.

Currently, I advocate for you as the president of both Tukwila City Council and Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District.  I also represent you in leadership roles on regional and national organizations for cities. Representing Tukwila, and in collaboration with 35 other cities, I currently serve as a member of the Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee (PIC), vice chair of Regional Law, Safety and Justice Committee and was selected to the National League of Cities Transportation, Infrastructure and Services Steering Committee.  That means Tukwila’s voice is being heard at all levels of government.

I know the importance of an accessible, accountable government that respects the taxpayer, provides high-value and stretches your tax dollar.  My goal is to encourage responsible city budgets, continue to support reliable public safety and aid services, make sure we have affordable housing and safe neighborhoods for everyone and capture improved transportation options for Tukwila residents through good government.

I also believe in building community through being actively involved with neighborhood groups, senior citizens, students, veterans and businesses.  It is only with community feedback that I can make informed decisions that represent all who live and work here. How well is that working? Tukwila Reporter readers selected me as a top finalist in the Tukwila Reporter’s Best of Public Official Category two-years running (2014 and 2015)!

Together, over the past four years, we’ve made a BIG difference in Tukwila! We are building Tukwila Village, Tukwila Pool is updated and self-managed, the Sound Transit Commuter Rail Station renewal is complete, we are putting in sidewalks and paths to our schools, we’re cleaning up the Tukwila International Boulevard and now residents can watch their City Council live on television or online when it’s convenient.

Our success together will continue as we work for Sound Transit to build the Boeing Access light-rail station, encourage new high-rise development near the mall, have potential for a large-scale sports arena and continue to revitalize Tukwila International Boulevard. Tukwila is truly at a turning point with so many opportunities on the horizon!

Being in touch and having a servant-leader spirit, is fundamental to what I believe qualifies me 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.  I ask you to cast your vote to reelect me to Tukwila City Council, Position 6.

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