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I hope you find it’s a useful resource to learn more about your state government. Visit our Press Releases Page and be sure to also check out our Values Page to see how we’re creating a better future for Washington.
You may have received an end of session report that my seatmates and I mailed out recently, detailing some of the great policy we passed this year. If you didn’t get it, or you want to take another look at it, the electronic copy of my section is posted here, or by clicking on the image below.
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.
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....
The Washington Legislature on Thursday night passed a long-awaited capital budget, freeing up funds for a number of projects in Capitol Hill and the greater 43rd District. “I’m really excited about all the projects we’ve got,” said House Speaker Frank...
YouthCare, the Seattle nonprofit dedicated to providing services and emergency shelter to young homeless people and operator of the Orion Center at the base of Denny below Capitol Hill, has been selected by the state to begin feasibility planning for...
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...
Click on the image to watch Speaker Frank Chopp deliver his Opening Day remarks: 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...
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:
PO Box 40600
For Press Inquiries:
Jim Richards, Communications Director