Kristine and her husband of 24 years live in Anacortes. They have two sons, one at Oregon State University and the other headed to Western Washington University in the fall.
Kristine has been active in the community and especially focused on education issues, including serving five years on the Anacortes School Board. She brings her passion for kids and education to her work in Olympia, working to expand opportunities for students, support quality teachers and preserve funding. Her efforts surrounding the creation of the Launch Year program for high school seniors to earn college credits, and the statewide implementation of the Teacher and Principal Evaluation systems, have contributed to her reputation as one of the “go-to” legislators on education issues. Kristine is also passionate about mentoring the next generation of leaders in our community. She has worked with many groups and individuals to support young people, and especially young women, as they become more involved in public service.
Rep. Kristine Lytton serves the 40th legislative district which includes San Juan County and parts of Skagit and Whatcom Counties. She serves as the vice chair of the House Education Committee, as well as a member of the Agriculture and Natural Resources and Capital Budget Committees.
After just one year in the legislature, Kristine was elected Assistant Majority Floor Leader by her colleagues in the House of Representatives. In this role, she works with the Majority Floor Leader and the Speaker of the House to manage the floor calendar and the structure of the debate. In addition, she serves on the Ecosystem Coordinating Board and the Jobs for Washington Graduates Board.