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
House, 2018 - Present
Joint Finance, Member
Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce, Member
Natural Resources & Energy, Member
Revenue & Finance, Member
Technology & Telecommunications, Chair
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]