|Washington House Of Representatives District 43b|
|1995 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||19|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Washington, 1975|
|Place of birth||Bremerton, WA|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Chopp earned his B.A. from the University of Washington in 1975.
Chopp has been President of the Fremont Public Association since 2000, and has worked for Solid Ground (formerly Freemont Public Association) as Senior Advisor since 2006. Chopp was Executive Director of the Fremont Public Association from 1983 to 2000. He was Director of the Cascade Community Center from 1975 to 1976, and then worked for the Pike Market Senior Center as Administrative Director from 1980 to 1981. From 1976 to 1979 and from 1981 to 1983, he was manager of the North Community Service Center for the Seattle Department of Human Resources. He then worked as Part-Time Lecturer at the University of Washington Graduate School of Public Affairs from 1992 to 1995.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Chopp served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Rules, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Chopp served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Rules, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Chopp served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Audit Review and Oversight, Chair|
2009 sales tax measure
According to a statement from Chopp, "To meet the challenges of the most difficult national recession in decades, we have worked hard to cut spending, make government more efficient and keep the priorities of our people foremost in mind. I strongly support this referendum to meet the needs of our people for critical care in hospitals, nursing homes and basic health. “At the same time, we must bring a greater sense of fairness to our revenue system. That is why the Working Families Tax Credit is so important – to give a break to those who need it the most. As we move forward to a stronger economy, we must not leave anyone behind and must appeal to the goodness of our citizens to care for all."
Chopp won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 43b. Chopp advanced past the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Kshama Sawant (Socialist Alternative) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 43b, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Frank Chopp Incumbent||70.6%||49,125|
|Socialist Alternative||Kshama Sawant||29.4%||20,425|
Frank Chopp was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 43b. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary. In the November 2, 2010, general election he defeated Republican Kim Verde.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 43b General Election (2010)|
|Frank Chopp (D)||44,580|
|Kim Verde (R)||7,174|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 43b Primary (2010)|
|Frank Chopp (D)||22,600||85.29%|
|Kim Verde (R)||3,899||14.71%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Frank Chopp won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 43 receiving 86.85% of the vote (55,163 votes), defeating Republican Kim Verde who received 13.15% of the vote (8,353 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 43(2008)|
|Frank Chopp (D)||55,163||86.85%|
|Kim Verde (R)||8,353||13.15%|
Comprehensive donor information for Chopp is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Chopp raised a total of $1,311,678 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Frank Chopp's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 43||$162,930|
|2010||Washington State House, District 43||$189,127|
|2008||Washington State House, District 43||$173,466|
|2006||Washington State House, District 43||$164,290|
|2004||Washington State House, District 43||$120,600|
|2002||Washington State House, District 43||$131,991|
|2000||Washington State House, District 43||$227,727|
|1998||Washington State House, District 43||$47,160|
|1996||Washington State House, District 43||$25,872|
|1994||Washington State House, District 43||$68,515|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,311,678|
2012Chopp won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Chopp raised a total of $162,930.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Frank Chopp's campaign in 2012|
|Seattle Fire Fighters Local 27||$1,800|
|Washington State Auto Dealers Association||$1,800|
|Washington State Hospital Association||$1,800|
|Washingotn Multi-Family Housing Association||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$162,930|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Chopp was up for re-election, he collected $189,127 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Frank Chopp's campaign in 2010|
|Washington Refuse & Recycling Association||$1,600|
|Holland America Lineholland America Line||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$189,127|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Frank Chopp's 2008 campaign.
|Washington State Council Of County & City Employees||$1,600|
|Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers Of Washington||$1,600|
|Physical Therapy Association Of Washington||$1,600|
|Service Employees Healthcare 775Nw||$1,600|
|Nisqually Indian Tribe||$1,600|
Missed Votes Report
In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session. The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes. Chopp missed 1 vote in a total of 1211 roll calls.
The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Chopp voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Frank Chopp|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Chopp and his wife, Nancy, have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Frank + Chopp + Washington + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Washington State Legislature
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- Washington state legislative districts
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Chopp
- Profile from Open States
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994
- 'Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 17, 2014
- Herald Net, "Chopp supports sales tax ballot measure," April 17, 2009
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed July 16, 2012
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Contribution Limits," accessed April 17, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Chopp Jr, Frank V," accessed September 30, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed April 17, 2014
- Washington Policy Center "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- Freedom Foundation, "Legislative Voting Record," accessed October 10, 2013
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