The 2018 legislative session begins Monday, January 8, and although this is a “short” session we still have a great deal to accomplish. Enhancing our health care and mental health care system, addressing the homelessness crisis, and improving our economy all across the state will be just a few of our priorities.
I’m always happy to hear from you. Please feel free to email me with your questions, ideas or concerns, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks again for allowing me to be your state Representative!
Frank was born and raised in Bremerton; his father worked in the shipyard and his mom worked in the school cafeteria. He graduated with honors from the University of Washington in 1975, and started his career as a community organizer with a passion for social justice.
He worked as a director for the Cascade Community Center, the Pike Market Senior Center, and the North Community Service Center before becoming the Executive Director of the Fremont Public Association. Now known as Solid Ground, the FPA provided one of Seattle’s then most economically-devastated neighborhoods with an emergency food bank, a clothing bank, and an employment program. It has since relocated to the Wallingford area and offers 30 different programs and services that help more than 60,000 households each year.
Frank was elected to the House of Representatives in 1994 and became co-Speaker of the House in 1999. He began serving as the only Speaker in 2002. As Speaker, Frank has committed himself to policies that reflect his community-organizer values – a strong public education system, health care for every child, good-paying jobs, and protecting the safety net.
Talk turned to tax breaks during a Democratic news conference in Olympia this week, and folks in rural areas might like what was said. Here’s Dan Frizzell with the story: http://radiocuts.leg.wa.gov/2018/Wraps/Chopp-ruralecodev---1-23-18.MP3
Read Jerry Cornfield’s (Everett Herald) interview with Speaker Frank Chopp earlier this week: Q&A: State House speaker on taxes, death penalty, harassment Democrat Frank Chopp has had the speaker title since 1999, and he says he’s not retiring this year....
January 12, 2018 House Speaker Frank Chopp statement re DOL’s information release to ICE “I’m troubled by the news that the Department of Licensing shares certain information about our state residents with federal immigration enforcement. I’m also upset that this...
For many years, we have focused on the idea of One Washington. Where we bring folks together for common purpose. Where we look out for communities all across our state. Where we give everyone a fair shake. And where we...
Below find the text of Speaker Frank Chopp’s 2017 Legislative Session Opening Day Speech. You can also watch the video via TVW at this link. Thank you Pat for those kind words. I greatly appreciate it. At this point, I...
Email me at Frank.Chopp@leg.wa.gov or call my office at (360) 786-7920. You can also send mail to my Olympia office at:
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