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Hello, and welcome to my website. It’s an honor to represent the people of the 40th Legislative District in Olympia — including families from San Juan County and parts of Skagit and Whatcom Counties.

As your representative and a former Anacortes School Board member, I’ve made it my priority to fight for fully funding public education for Washington’s one million schoolchildren. During the last two sessions, we made new, critical investments in public education, as well as investments in repairing the social safety net and fixing our broken mental health care system. On all of these issues, House Democrats led the way.

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Until then,


-Kris

Biography

Now in her fourth term in the Washington State Legislature, Representative Kristine Lytton represents the 40th legislative district which includes San Juan County and parts of Skagit and Whatcom Counties. She serves as Chair of the Finance Committee, and is a member of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Appropriations Committees.

In her capacity as the House Finance Committee Chair, Kristine oversees issues relating to state and local revenues, including tax rates, tax exemptions and administration of the state’s tax code. She has worked to increase transparency in state tax exemptions, simplify business and occupation tax filing for small businesses, and continues to champion making Washington’s tax system fairer. Kristine believes in tax accountability and fairness to Washington’s middle-class families.

Kristine is a lifelong advocate for children and education. After having served two terms on the Anacortes School Board, education is the issue that motivated her to come to Olympia and work to expand opportunities for students, support quality teachers, and fully fund education. Her in-depth knowledge and focus on finding the best solutions for the children of our state have earned her a reputation as a leader on education in Olympia.

A healthy environment and a robust economy both locally and statewide are key priorities for the people of the 40th district. Through serving on Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Kristine works to ensure the welfare of future Washingtonians by creating holistic and sustainable policies that protect and promote agriculture, environment, and economy.

In addition to her committee work, Kristine has been a member of Governor Inslee’s bipartisan McCleary plan workgroup since its conception in 2015. In this role, she works with the Governor and members of the Legislature to craft a plan that fulfills Washington’s constitutional obligation to adequately fund basic education.

Kristine and her husband, Mike, make their home in Anacortes.

News

  • Rep. Kristine Lytton announces retirement from Washington Legislature | Press Releases - March 14, 2018
    OLYMPIA — Since first being elected in 2010 as a state representative for the 40th Legislative District, Representative Kristine Lytton, D-Anacortes, has been an advocate for children, education, and tax reform. Today Lytton announced she is retiring to spend more... READ MORE
  • 2018 Budget Agreement Increases Education Funding, Cuts Taxes | News - March 8, 2018
    OLYMPIA – Budget leaders in the House and Senate today announced a 2018 supplemental operating budget plan that will provide property tax relief while directing additional funding to K-12 education, mental health care and college financial aid. The budget plan... READ MORE
  • Banning Atlantic Salmon from Washington Waters | E-newsletters - March 3, 2018
    Last year, an aquaculture facility on Cypress Island collapsed and hundreds of thousands of Atlantic salmon entered local waters. This was a problem. The release of nonnative salmon pose a risk to our already endangered native salmon. We’ve invested so... READ MORE
  • Atlantic Salmon Farming Ban Passes Legislature | Press Releases - March 2, 2018
    OLYMPIA – After the Atlantic Salmon net pen collapse occurred last August, the Legislature determined that action was needed to protect native salmon populations. Representative Kristine Lytton, D-Anacortes, led the effort along with seatmate Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Mt. Vernon, to... READ MORE
  • Providing property tax relief and reforming our tax code | E-newsletters - February 12, 2018
    A proposal to lower property taxes Like many of you, I’m seeing my property taxes jump up this year and I’m very concerned about how that’s going to affect our community. Relying primarily on property taxes to fund schools and... READ MORE
  • Contact

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 368
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7800
    Email Kristine

    Legislative Assistant:
    Robin Howe
    Email: Robin.Howe@leg.wa.gov

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-562-6000
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

    Committees:
    Finance (chair)
    Agriculture & Natural Resources
    Appropriations

    For Press Inquiries:
    Travis Shofner, Digital Media Coordinator
    (360) 786-7224
    Travis.Shofner@leg.wa.gov

    For broadcast-quality audio or TV/radio interviews:
    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208
    Dan.Frizzell@leg.wa.gov

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