Representative Christine Kilduff was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2014. She serves as Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Committee and is a member of the Education, Early Learning and Human Services Committees. She is an attorney, and has more than two decades of experience as a litigator handling hundreds of court cases.
The granddaughter of four Irish immigrants who arrived in the United States with very little education and savings, Chris 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 School Board where she twice served as Board President. Christine worked hard to promote consensus-building on the board, academic rigor and excellence for students, and accountability to the public. During Chris’ tenure, the Board was twice recognized as a Board of Distinction by the statewide school board association, and in 2014 the Board was awarded its most prestigious honor, Washington State Board of the Year.
A fluent Spanish speaker, Chris double majored in Spanish and Italian literature at Boston College where she graduated summa cum laude and with Phi Beta Kappa honors. Immediately following college, Chris attended the Boston College Law School.
Chris has lived in beautiful University Place for the last 17 years. She has been actively involved in various community organizations, such as PTA, Citizens for University Place Schools, Lawyers Helping Hungry Children, and various volunteer legal clinics. Chris and her spouse and partner of 25 years, Colleen, have two daughters who attend the University Place schools. In her free time, Chris enjoys yoga, camping and shooting hoops with her daughters.