Murkowski Announces Additions to Washington, D.C. Staff

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced that Morgan Griffin, Madeline Lefton, and Krystal Edens have joined her staff in her Washington, D.C. office.

“I am excited to welcome Morgan, Madeline, and Krystal to my team, and I look forward to working with them on a daily basis. They all have a strong background, an Alaskan perspective, and are ready to fight for our state’s priorities. Each brings a different skill-set to the table, with a willingness to work hard as committed advocates for Alaskans every day. I am confident that their experience, knowledge, and passion for the state will serve Alaskans well.”

Morgan Griffin joins the office as a Legislative Assistant covering healthcare policy issues. Originally from Juneau, Morgan went to Portland State University for undergraduate school and has her Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law. After graduating from law school, she clerked for Superior Court Judge Phillip M. Pallenberg in Juneau and then joined the civil litigation firm Hoffman & Blasco, LLC. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., Morgan served on the Board of Governors for the Alaska Bar Association as the New Lawyer Liaison and on the Juneau Human Rights Commission.

Madeline Lefton joins the office as a Legislative Assistant handing policy issues including transportation, telecommunications, and finance. Originally from Homer, Madeline attended Dartmouth College and then worked as a legislative aide in the Alaska State Legislature from 2008-2011. She then attended Lewis and Clark law school where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Environmental Law Review. She worked as a consultant to various private equity and development groups prior to coming to Capitol Hill.

Krystal Edens joins the office as Assistant to the Chief of Staff and Intern Coordinator. Krystal previously worked on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and interned for Congressman Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania’s 16th District. She has worked on her family’s commercial fishing boat, based out of Homer, Alaska, for the past nine years. Edens studied at the Christ for the Nations Institute and graduated from Homer High School in 2011.