Representative Christine Kilduff has spent her career in public service advocating on behalf of the people of Washington state.
She is an attorney with more than two decades of experience as a litigator handling hundreds of court cases, including 18 years as a state assistant attorney general. She was elected to the state’s House of Representatives in November 2014 and reelected in 2016.
State Rep. Kilduff serves as vice chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee and is a member of the Education, and Early Learning and Human Services Committees. She also serves on the Joint Committee for Veterans’ and Military Affairs and the Joint Legislative and Review Committee.
The granddaughter of four Irish immigrants who arrived in the United States with very little education and savings, Rep. Kilduff is a staunch believer in the power of public education and the many opportunities it provides our youngest citizens. This strongly held belief led to her two-time election to the University Place, WA, School Board where she served as board president. She worked hard to promote consensus-building there, as well as academic rigor and excellence for students, and accountability to the public. The board was twice recognized as a Board of Distinction by the statewide school board association during her tenure.
Rep. Kilduff and her spouse and partner of 28 years, Colleen, have two daughters, Amelia and Julia.
Status: Won re-election