State Rep. Kristine Lytton (D-Anacortes, 40th) has been elected Majority Floor Leader of the state House of Representatives by her colleagues in Olympia. Lytton, vice-chair of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources committee and a member of the budget-writing Appropriations Committee, was reelected to a third term in the House by the voters of her northwest Washington district in November. She remains a member of the House Education Committee, where she formerly served as vice-chair.
Lytton served as Assistant Majority Floor Leader during the 2013-14 legislative session, and now takes on full responsibility for managing the floor calendar and structuring debate on bills that come up for a vote by the House of Representatives.
“With education funding, the entire state budget, and a number of other key issues set to dominate,” Lytton said, “I’m expecting this to be one of the busiest and most significant sessions in recent memory. I’m honored to be given this role, and I look forward to working inclusively with my Republican counterpart to get the people’s work done in a respectful and timely manner.”
The 2015 legislative session, slated to last 105 days, begins January 12