FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2017
Pledging to give Delaware the tools the state and its residents need to thrive, attorney and advocate Krista Griffith has announced she is running as a Democrat for State Representative for the 12th District.
“Throughout my career as a prosecutor and my years as a volunteer with various local nonprofits, I have remained a tireless advocate for all individuals — including the vulnerable — in Delaware,” Griffith said.
She will officially launch her campaign Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Pizza By Elizabeths, 3801 Kennett Pike, in Greenville. She picked the date to celebrate the 12th district, which includes neighborhoods of North Wilmington, Hockessin and Greenville.
Boosting Delaware’s economy, ensuring access to health care, supporting seniors and the vulnerable and improving the education system are issues Griffith believes are critical to improving life in the First State.
“The 12th District deserves a leader with the skills, insight and passion needed to drive change,” Griffith said. “With my extensive professional and personal experience, I can help Delaware reach its full potential.”
Griffith served for nearly a decade as a Deputy Attorney General in the Delaware Department of Justice under the administrations of Beau Biden and Matt Denn. Krista served as director of Biden’s Senior Protection Initiative and also was Assistant Unit Head to the Domestic Violence and Child Abuse units. A leader at the DOJ, Krista prosecuted the most serious and sensitive criminal cases, developed policy and drafted legislation.
Griffith also knows first-hand the healthcare challenges confronting Delaware families. Griffith left the Department of Justice in 2015 after her younger son, Nate, who has Down syndrome, received a life-threatening leukemia diagnosis. She spent months at Nate’s bedside while he underwent successful cancer treatment. As the mother of a child who has Down syndrome, Griffith also fully understands the importance of making sure individuals with different abilities are supported and protected.
Griffith has dedicated hundreds of hours to board leadership and community service for nonprofit organizations.
A resident of Fairfax, Krista and her husband, Ted, have lived in the 12th District for more than a dozen years. They have two sons, Sam, 9, and Nate, 3.