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Councilmember Kathy Hougardy

Council Position No. 2


council-kathyh215bTerm of Office: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2023

Time on the Council: Elected in November 2007.

Education and Career: After attending Renton High School, Kathy graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Visual Communications. Her career has included working as a marketing support representative and owning a small business. She taught Graphic Arts at Seattle Central Community College for 12 years.

Family: Kathy and her husband Ed moved from South Seattle to Tukwila in 1993. They have three sons; Andrew, a 2016 Foster High School graduate, Daniel, a 2019 FHS graduate, and Timothy, who lives in Athens, Georgia.

Interests: Music, gardening and photography


  • 2019 Tukwila City Council President
  • Chair of the Soundside Alliance for Economic Development Board
  • Member of the Greater Seattle Partners Executive Council
  • Co-chair of the Highline Forum, 2019
  • Member and past chair of the City of Tukwila Equity and Social Justice Commission
  • Association of Washington Cities Nominating Committee, 2020
  • Caucus Vice-Chair of the Metropolitan King County Regional Transit Committee
  • South County Regional Transportation Board member
  • Member of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce and the Tukwila Historical Society