Rep. Frank Chopp
Speaker of the House

Frank Chopp elected Speaker of the House

January 12, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Frank Chopp elected Speaker of the House

He shares vision of equality and opportunity for state residents OLYMPIA – Rep. Frank Chopp (D-Seattle) was elected by his peers to serve as Speaker of the House. In his acceptance speech, Chopp focused on two themes: equality and opportunity –concepts, he said, that are fundamental to the success of all people, not just a select few. Chopp used education as an example of a “great equalizer,” because regardless of where children come from, a good education gives students from … Continue reading

Speaker Chopp’s opening day remarks

January 12, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Speaker Chopp’s opening day remarks

Thank you, Pat, for those kind words. You are a tremendous leader and a great friend. To get started, please join me in welcoming all the new members to the People’s House. I look forward to working with each of you. We all have loved ones back home, making it possible for us to serve. Without my wife Nancy’s love and advice, I wouldn’t be here. And I am very grateful for the support of my son and daughter. So … Continue reading

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

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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.