Rep. Frank Chopp
Speaker of the House

KCTS: Frank Chopp the Affordable Housing Crusader

December 9, 2014

Washington House Democrats

KCTS: Frank Chopp the Affordable Housing Crusader

House Speaker Frank Chopp doesn’t like the spotlight, unless it’s pointed at the issues he cares about. Over the years Chopp has accomplished a great deal for his Seattle district and the people of Washington state. Perhaps his greatest passion is affordable housing. Ever since his first taste of community activism back in 1974, Chopp has fought for people and families who can’t afford a place to live. KCTS-TV reporter John Yeager recently talked with Frank about affordable housing as … Continue reading

House Democrats select leaders for 2015-16

November 18, 2014

Washington House Democrats

House Democrats select leaders for 2015-16

The House Democratic Caucus met in Olympia today and selected a number of leaders for the next Legislature. Frank Chopp (Seattle): House Speaker-designate Pat Sullivan (Covington): Majority Leader Eric Pettigrew (Seattle): Majority Caucus Chair Kevin Van De Wege (Sequim): Majority Whip Kris Lytton (Anacortes): Majority Floor Leader The remaining members of the HDC Leadership team, including the Speaker pro tem-designate, will be elected at a future date. The Speaker-designate and Speaker pro tem-designate must be elected by the entire House … Continue reading

Election-year restrictions limiting communications are in effect

June 30, 2014

Speaker Frank Chopp

Thank you for visiting my website. Since this is an election year, certain election-year restrictions on my external communications go into effect on July 1. Those restrictions include not posting new content on my website. However, if you need information or have a legislative issue, always feel free to contact me with your requests and concerns and my office will return your call, email or letter promptly. Even though my legislative website will remain frozen until after the election, you … Continue reading

43rd District legislators hosting town hall Saturday, Feb. 22

February 20, 2014

Speaker Chopp and Rep. Walkinshaw

House Speaker Frank Chopp, Sen. Jamie Pedersen and Rep. Brady Walkinshaw will hold a town hall meeting on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Seattle First Baptist Church on First Hill in Seattle. The lawmakers are taking a brief pause from the 2014 legislative session in Olympia to hear what’s on the minds of their constituents in the 43rd Legislative District. The event is free and open to all constituents of the 43rd Legislative District, which includes Capitol Hill, … Continue reading

ICYMI: America’s story

January 31, 2014

Washington House Democrats

ICYMI: America’s story

Did you catch Speaker Chopp telling America’s story on the opening day of session? America Yorita-Carrion was an honors and an International Baccalaureate student with a 3.8 GPA at Davis High School in Yakima. At the young age of 9, America and her siblings helped their family put food on the table by working in the agriculture fields. As she filled her buckets with apples, pears, and cherries, she dreamed of a better future full of possibilities. She dreamed of … Continue reading

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Speaker Chopp addresses the House Floor on issues such as job creation, education funding, and marriage equality on the opening day of the 2012 Legislative Session.