Mike Chapman served for a decade as a local law enforcement officer and U.S. Customs Inspector. He then served four terms as a Clallam County Commissioner.

He received his master’s degree in Leadership and Liberal Studies from Duquesne University, his bachelor’s in Organizational Management from Northwest College and his Associates of Arts and Sciences from Shoreline College.

His volunteer and civic involvement includes:

  • Clallam County Board of Health (chair, board member)
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula (board president)
  • North Olympia Baseball and Softball (board director)
  • William Shore Memorial Pool District (founder, chair, board member)
  • Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization (chair)
  • Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce (board director)

Mike lives in Port Angeles with his wife of 27 years, Bobbi, and together they have two sons, Larsson and Anders, both in college.


  • Chapman: Lawmakers making quick progress on rural jobs | News - February 12, 2018
    Rural manufacturing tax break gets hearing on Feb. 16 OLYMPIA—Legislation to help create jobs and boost development in timber and farm country is moving forward in the House and Senate, said Rep. Mike Chapman (D-Port Angeles), leader of the rural... READ MORE
  • Chapman’s rural jobs bill passes House 98-0 | News - February 8, 2018
    OLYMPIA—Legislation by Rep. Mike Chapman (D-Port Angeles) to help the economy in timber and farm country passed the House of Representatives with unanimous support from Democratic and Republican lawmakers. “High skills are the pathway to high wages,” Chapman said. “There... READ MORE
  • Tharinger and Chapman applaud passage of $4 billion construction budget | News - January 19, 2018
    OLYMPIA—The construction budget passed by the House and Senate will build a record $ 1 billion in new public schools and includes more than $46 million in local projects in the 24th District. “This budget will put people to work... READ MORE
  • Free tuition in rural Washington gets hearing in House | News - January 11, 2018
    OLYMPIA—How can we create jobs in timber and farm country? House Bill 2177 by Rep. Mike Chapman (D-Port Angeles) is designed to do exactly that, and the legislation recently got a hearing in the Higher Education Committee. “One year beyond... READ MORE
  • Atlantic Salmon Net Pen Solution Proposed by Democrats | News - January 5, 2018
    OLYMPIA – House Democrats have introduced new legislation that addresses the escape of nonnative fish populations, such as the Atlantic Salmon Net Pen accident that occurred last August. HB 2418 keeps the state on good legal footing for current contracts... READ MORE
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