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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.


How can we create more opportunity and jobs in rural Washington?

Lawmakers meet with leaders and stakeholders in Port Angeles PORT ANGELES—A packed room of stakeholder and business leaders met with lawmakers from around the state to talk about boosting jobs and development in rural Washington. “The first job of leadership... READ MORE

State lawmakers to visit Port Angeles for rural economic development meeting

Speaker of the House Frank Chopp, and Reps. Mike Chapman and Steve Tharinger, among others, will discuss rural economic development in Port Angeles this Thursday. Click below for the story: State lawmakers, leaders to visit Port Angeles for rural economic... READ MORE

Olympia’s approach to Seattle’s homelessness crisis is focus on land and the longterm

It has been years since Seattle declared homelessness a state of emergency. A state of emergency should cause a sense of urgency. That was the theme last week at the April Capitol Hill Community Council meeting with Speaker Frank Chopp... READ MORE

43rd District Dems draw big crowd for town hall updates on progress in Olympia

Constituents of Seattle’s 43rd District packed every pew in Harvard Ave’s First Baptist Churchand half the choir-lofts for a town hall meeting on Saturday. “This is the biggest crowd in our history, let’s say a thousand people,” said Speaker of... READ MORE

Listen to Speaker Chopp talk about ways to boost the economy in rural areas

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


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:

LEG 339C
PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA

Legislative Assistant:
Nora Burnes
Email: Nora.Burnes@leg.wa.gov

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1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

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Jim Richards, Communications Director
(360) 786-7206

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