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Tukwila, WA 98188

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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 Buffalo, NY.

Interests: Music, gardening and photography


  • City Council Planning and Community Development Committee, chair
  • City Council Finance and Governance Committee, member
  • City of Tukwila Equity and Social Justice Commission, member and past chair
  • Association of Washington Cities Board of Directors, member
  • Association of Washington Cities Education and Training Committee, member
  • Soundside Alliance for Economic Development Board, vice-chair
  • Greater Seattle Partners Executive Council, member
  • Metropolitan King County Regional Transit Committee, member
  • South County Regional Transportation Board, member
  • Highline Forum, member and past chair
  • Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, member
  • Tukwila Historical Society, member