Interested in running for local office in Tukwila? 2023 Election and Campaign Filing Information

Interested in helping guide the direction of your community? If you have considered serving in public office, three City Council seats are up for election this year:

  • Council Position #2 – currently held by Kathy Hougardy
  • Council Position #4 – currently held by Cynthia Delostrinos Johnson
  • Council Position #6 – currently held by Kate Kruller


January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2027


$1,450 per month (2023), plus certain medical benefits.

Tukwila City Councilmembers serve at large, representing the City’s residents. Council duties include reviewing, studying, discussing and deciding on policy and budget questions. Interaction with members of the community involves public and personal meetings, email or other written correspondence, and phone conversations.  Councilmembers attend weekly Council meetings, as well as meetings of standing committees and special meetings scheduled throughout the year.

A candidate must be a registered voter and a resident of Tukwila for at least one year. Candidates should have a working knowledge of the laws that regulate City government.


By mail: Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 19, 4:30pm, regardless of postmark
In person: May 15, 8:30am – May 19, 4:30pm
Online: May 15, 9:00am – May 19, 4:00pm


Primary: August 1, 2023
General: November 7, 2023

More information about 2023 election and campaign filing information can be found here. Contact King County Elections for complete rules and requirements. Questions? Call 206-296-1565.