Representative Kristine Lytton is the winner of AWSP’s 2016 Torch of Leadership Award. Lytton, a Democrat representing the 40th Legislative District, was chosen for her commitment to K-12 education during the 2016 legislative session.
“Representative Lytton has been a strong champion of fully funding schools throughout her public service career,” said AWSP Government Relations Director Jerry Bender. “She understands Washington’s tax structure is badly broken, which is why she continues to explore new K-12 education solutions such as closing outdated and ineffective corporate tax loopholes.”
Lytton, who chairs the House Finance Committee, is the prime sponsor of HB 2366, which directs the Legislature to take action by the end of the 2017 session to eliminate school district dependency on local levies for basic education funding. That policy was enacted into law when Governor Inslee approved the Senate version of the bill (SB 6195).