Biography

Christine is the granddaughter of Irish immigrants who arrived in the United States with little education or savings. Her upbringing made her a strong believer in the power of education to give people a shot at the American Dream.

She double majored in Spanish and Italian literature at Boston College, graduating summa cum laude and with Phi Beta Kappa honors before attending the Boston College Law School.

While working as an assistant attorney general, Christine Kilduff led a statewide team to tackle the problem of drunk drivers and as a civil prosecuting attorney also worked to take away weapons, money and vehicles used to commit crimes.

Christine has lived in University Place for the last 20 years and has been active in the community and organizations such as the PTA, Citizens for University Place Schools and various volunteer legal clinics. Christine and her wife and partner of more than 27 years, Colleen, have two daughters, one a graduate of University Place schools and one who still attends University Place schools. She is the former president of the University Place School Board, named the State Board of the Year in 2014.

In the House of Representatives, she on the Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee, Education Committee, Human Services & Early Learning Committee, and Rules Committee. She also serves on the Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee and the Veterans’ and Military Affairs Joint Committee.

 

Rep. Christine Kilduff sat down with TVW to talk about her district, her role model, and her work in Olympia.