Kristine Lytton

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kristine Lytton
Kristine Lytton.jpg
Washington House Of Representatives District 40a
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Kristine Lytton is a Democratic member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 40a. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Beginning in the 2013 session, Lytton serves as Assistant Majority Floor Leader.


Lytton attended Southern Illinois University, the University of Missouri, and Lewis & Clark Community College.

Lytton worked in the finance and accounting departments of Shell Oil Compact and Citicorps Executive Development Center. Immediately before her election, she served as president of the Anacortes School Board.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lytton served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Vice-chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lytton served on the following committees:



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Kristine Lytton (D) and Daniel Miller (R) are unopposed in the primary.[1]


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lytton won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 40a. Lytton ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Brandon Robinson (No Party Preference) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Washington House of Representatives, District 40a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKristine Lytton Incumbent 73.6% 44,113
     Independent Brandon Robinson 26.4% 15,810
Total Votes 59,923


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kristine Lytton was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 40a. She defeated Tom Pasma, Dusty Gulleson, Thomas Boucher, Donna Miller, Chuck Carrell, Doug Revelle and Justin Van Dyk in the August 17, 2010, primary. She defeated Republican Mike Newman in the November 2, 2010, general election.

Washington House of Representatives, District 40a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kristine Lytton (D) 33,304
Mike Newman (R) 24,812
Washington House of Representatives, District 40a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kristine Lytton (D) 8,896 26.31%
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Newman (R) 5,876 17.38%
Tom Pasma (D) 5,308 15.70%
Dusty Gulleson (R) 5,295 15.66%
Donna R. Miller (R) 2,579 7.63%
Chuck Carrell (R) 1,487 4.40%
Justin Van Dyk (D) 1,027 3.04%
Doug (Yoshe) Revelle (Happiness) 647 1.91%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[3]

Comprehensive donor information for Lytton is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Lytton raised a total of $152,373 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[4]

Kristine Lytton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 40 Won $62,127
2010 Washington State House, District 40 Won $90,246
Grand Total Raised $152,373


Lytton won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lytton raised a total of $62,127.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kristine Lytton's campaign in 2012
Credit Union Legislative Action Fund$1,800
Washington State Dental Association$1,800
Bellingham Fire Fighters Local 106$1,800
Washington Healthcare Association$1,700
Samish Indian Nation$1,600
Total Raised in 2012$62,127
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, when Lytton first won election to the House, she collected $90,246 in donations.[5]

Her six largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
House Democratic Campaign Committee $12,347
Kristine Lytton $8,964
40th Democratic Legislative District Committee $5,000
Public Schools Employees of Washington Local 1948 $1,600
Washington Education Association $1,600
Service Employees Local 925 $1,600


Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[6] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[6] Lytton missed 2 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.

Freedom Foundation

See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List

The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed taxes and fees. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax and fee increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[7]


Lytton proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $492.5 million, the 42nd highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[8]

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[9] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Lytton voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Kristine Lytton
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda


Lytton and her husband, Mike, have two children.

Recent news

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Kristine + Lytton + Washington + House"

All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.

Kristine Lytton News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
Dave Quall (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 40a
Succeeded by