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Krista Griffith

District 12

Krista Griffith

Krista M.Z. Griffith is State Representative for the 12th District of Delaware, which includes neighborhoods in Wilmington, North Wilmington, Greenville, and Hockessin. She is a parent, attorney and advocate who has dedicated her career to protecting Delaware residents and improving the lives of people of all ages. Her work has helped ensure that Delawareans, including the most vulnerable, have access to economic and educational opportunity as well as equitable treatment by the justice system. 

Krista 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 led Attorney General Biden’s Senior Protection Initiative and was assistant unit head of the Department of Justice’s Domestic Violence and Child Abuse units. She also represented state agencies including the Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families. Currently, Krista serves as CEO of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Delaware.

Krista knows first-hand the healthcare challenges confronting Delaware families.  When her younger son, Nate, faced a life-threatening leukemia diagnosis, Krista left the Department of Justice in 2015. She spent months at Nate’s bedside while he underwent successful cancer treatment.

Krista has dedicated hundreds of hours to board leadership and community service for several nonprofit organizations in Delaware including the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware.


Husband, Ted; Sons, Sam and Nate


Juris doctor, Suffolk University Law School, Boston; Bachelor of arts, University of New Hampshire, Durham


Nonprofit CEO; Attorney, admitted to practice law in the State of Delaware and before the Supreme Court of the United States

Legislative Service:

House, 2018 - Present


Joint Finance, Member

Appropriations, Member

Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce, Member

Judiciary, Chair

Natural Resources & Energy, Member

Revenue & Finance, Member

Technology & Telecommunications, Member

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Legislative Highlights

House Bill 440 with House Amendment 1

This bill changes the definition of and class of felony for the crime of Strangulation from a class C felony to a Class D felony unless additional factors are present, then the crime elevates to a class B felony, punishable […]

House Bill 461

This Act modifies Superior Court’s statute pertaining to creation of the Court’s record. Previously, the statute only contemplated stenographic recording of court proceedings. Technology has advanced which permits the Court to utilize other methods, in addition to stenographers, to create […]

House Bill 462 with House Amendment 1

This Act permits multidisciplinary team members to share information freely amongst themselves to better protect the welfare of abused children in the State of Delaware. This Act also establishes a framework for parties in Family Court civil proceedings to have […]

House Bill 476 with House Amendment 1

This Act requires all law-enforcement agencies to remove all Gold Alert notifications of missing persons from all social media and all websites within 72 hours of being notified that the missing person has been located. […]


Rep. Griffith Remarks on Critical Care Week

Thank you Madame Speaker and Colleagues of the House of Representatives. Today I am honored to stand before you with several critical care medicine specialists as we mark May as National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month. I’m also here […]

Longhurst Announces Committee Leadership Changes

DOVER – Due to the election of new House leaders earlier this summer, the House Democratic Caucus announced several committee leadership changes on Friday. Most of the changes are the result of new responsibilities for the caucus leadership team, which […]