Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg announces he’ll be seeking re-election in 2019


On Saturday, Jan. 5, Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg announced that he will be running for re-election in 2019.

Ekberg was elected Tukwila’s 20th mayor in Nov., 2015. Previously he served on the Tukwila City Council from 1990 to 1997 and 2010 to 2015, and the Tukwila Planning Commission (2003-2009). Prior to taking office, he worked as an Internet technology project/program manager, most recently with BECU, which is headquartered in Tukwila.

His term expires Dec. 31, 2019, and his name will be on the ballot for the Nov. 5, 2019 general election.

According to King County Elections, the full list of candidates on the Nov. 5, general election ballot will be available by Aug. 23, 2019, and the full list of candidates who have filed will be available May 13.

Here’s more – including a video – from Ekberg’s announcement event:

Dozens of supporters assembled under over-cast skies at Tukwila Village at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 5th, for an announcement from Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg.

Ekberg emphasized that he would be running for re-election.

“Based on support and encouragement from many of my neighbors, businesses, friends, and Tukwila residents, I will indeed be running for re-election as Mayor of the City of Tukwila.”

A lifelong resident of the City of Tukwila, and Foster High School graduate, he is best known as Mayor for: Installing traffic calming devices within the City, such as additional stop signs and crosswalks, speed indicator signs, speed cushions (speed bumps), and law enforcement officers on motorcycles dedicated to speed limit enforcement.

Allowing residents to alert the City to issues of need within Tukwila by creating and deploying ‘Tukwila Works,’ the phone app giving residents direct communication to City departments to report issues, such as non-functioning lights, pot holes, hazardous items, garbage, graffiti, and much more.

Installing free Internet access to under-privileged students living in between Tukwila International Blvd. and Military Road so they can do their homework remotely on their school-provided Chrome books.

Implementing the first-ever high school student internship program within each department in the City.

Ekberg is extremely proud of the work that has been accomplished by the City in the time that he has served as Mayor, including establishment of the Public Safety Plan for new fire stations, police, and court facilities. Just look at the differences along Tukwila International Boulevard, with the boarding up of old properties, the build-out of SHAG at Tukwila Village, and new residential apartments and senior housing coming to Southcenter. Mayor Ekberg realizes that there is more work to do, including shepherding the inauguration of youth apprentice training opportunities through a soon-to-be-published apprenticeship guide in coordination with the Tukwila School District.

As a hands-on Mayor, Ekberg is interested in pushing forward, reducing red-tape, and listening attentively then meeting the needs of the residents. Based on his track record of responding to resident needs, Mayor Ekberg wants to continue serving all the people of Tukwila, not gaining higher office.

To learn more about Allan Ekberg, visit www.AllanEkberg.com.


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One Response to “Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg announces he’ll be seeking re-election in 2019”
  1. Sally Webb says:

    Watching the video of your speech announcing that you will be running for re-election…and what you have accomplished for Tukwila in your first three years…I was on the verge of applauding! I will be at election time!

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