Kit Judge, Associate Director, Policy Reform & Advocacy, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
EOF Steering Committee member since 2017
Kit Judge joined the Casey Family in 2014 as a senior associate with the Policy Reform & Advocacy (PRA) team in the External Affairs unit, managing much of the ambitious National Policy Reform and Advocacy portfolio.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Kit served as a senior policy and communications advisor for Speaker and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in the U.S. House of Representatives for the past ten years. As part of the Democratic Leader’s senior staff, Kit developed legislative, political and messaging strategies for the implementation of the Democratic leadership’s agenda in the House. Covering a broad range of policy and legislative issues, she served as one of the primary people who conceived, developed, and wrote press and message materials for Speaker Pelosi and other House Democrats.
Prior to joining Speaker Pelosi’s staff, Kit was a policy advisor and research director for former top House Democrat Richard A. Gephardt. And she began her quarter-century Capitol Hill career with the Democratic Study Group, the preeminent source of legislative information for House Democrats.
Kit has a J.D. from George Washington University. After growing up in Richmond, Indiana, she earned a B.A. in political science and psychology from Earlham College. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband Bruce Hawkins and teenage son Jackson.