Rep. Frank Chopp
Speaker of the House

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

Speaker Chopp is open government champion

January 29, 2014

Washington House Democrats

Speaker Chopp is open government champion

Speaker of the House Frank Chopp was given the Washington Coalition for Open Government‘s highest award Tuesday evening.  The Ballard Thompson Award  is given to the state legislator who demonstrated the most “outstanding dedication to the cause of open government” the previous legislative session. The Olympian newspaper explains why.

House opens with Dreams

January 13, 2014

Washington House Democrats

House opens with Dreams

The Washington House wasted no time getting down to business today: the gavel dropped at noon, and before 1:00 pm, the Washington Dream Act was once again on its way to the Senate! Passing legislation on the first day of session is virtually unheard of; in fact, nobody we could find today can ever remember it happening before. In his opening day remarks, Speaker Frank Chopp told the story of a 17-year-old student named America Yorita-Carrion from Davis High School … Continue reading

Speaker Chopp’s opening day remarks

January 13, 2014

Speaker Frank Chopp

Speaker Chopp’s opening day remarks

Opening Day Remarks (as written) Thank you. Before I begin my remarks, please let me introduce my wife, Nancy Long. With only 60 days, we have plenty of challenges and opportunities before us. Let me highlight a few: Last year, we made some progress in funding basic education. This year, we must take the next steps to meet our constitutional responsibility — the education of our kids, and to support those who work —day in and day out — to … 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.

Speaker Chopp with Rep Pat Sullivan and Rep Larry Springer, 2012 Session
Austin Jenkins interviwing Speaker Chopp, 2010 Session
Speaker Chopp with Rep Condotta, 2012 Session
Speaker Chopp, Latino Legislative Day, 2010 Session
Speaker Chopp with Rep DeBolt 2012 Session
Speaker Chopp with Rep Marcie Maxwell, 2012 Session
Speaker Chopp presiding, 2011 Session
Speaker Chopp with Rep Kevin Van De Wege, 2011 Session
Speaker Chopp taking the Oath of Office, 2011
Speaker Chopp with Rep Laurie Jinkins, 2011 Session
Speaker Chopp with Rep Hans Dunshee, 2011 Session
Speaker Chopp with Rep Larry Springer, 2011 Session
Speaker Chopp with Rep Jamie Pedersen, 2012 Session
Speaker Chopp and Rep Jeff Morris, 2010 Session
Speaker Chopp with Rep Tina Orwall, 2010 Session