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|Name = Frank Chopp
political position  = Washington State House of Representatives District 43 |
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incumbency          = Incumbent |
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|Position = Washington House Of Representatives District 43b
assumed office     = 1995|
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|Status = Incumbent  
term ends          = 2010 |
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|Tenure = 1995 - Present
political party    = [[Democratic]] |
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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 12, 2015]]
profession          = Legislator|
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}}{{tnr}}'''Frank Chopp''' (b. May 13, 1953) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Washington House of Representatives]].  He has represented District 43 since 1995. He currently serves as [[Speaker of the House]].
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Frank Chopp favored an unsuccessful proposal to put a [[sales tax]] increase on the [[Washington 2009 ballot measures|November 2009 ballot]].
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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."
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The measure favored by Chopp would have raised the state portion of the [[sales tax]] by three-tenths of a percent starting January 1, 2010, lasting for three years.<ref>[http://heraldnet.com/article/20090417/BLOG13/904179988/0/SPORTS01 ''Herald Net'', "Chopp supports [[sales tax]] ballot measure", April 17, 2009]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Frank Chopp''' (b. May 13, 1953) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Washington House of Representatives]], representing District 43. he was first elected to the chamber in 1994. He currently serves as [[Speaker of the House]].
  
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.  
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==Biography==
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Chopp earned his BA from the University of Washington in 1975.
  
Chopp earned his BA from the University of Washington in 1975.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=3172 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Chopp]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=3172 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Chopp]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Chopp served on the following committees:
  
* [[Audit Review and Oversight Committee, Washington State House]], Chair
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Chopp served on the following committees:
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Chopp served on the following committees:
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==Issues==
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===2009 sales tax measure===
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Chopp favored an unsuccessful proposal to put a [[sales tax]] increase on the [[Washington 2009 ballot measures|November 2009 ballot]].
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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."
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The measure favored by Chopp would have raised the state portion of the [[sales tax]] by three-tenths of a percent starting January 1, 2010, lasting for three years.<ref>[http://heraldnet.com/article/20090417/BLOG13/904179988/0/SPORTS01 ''Herald Net'', "Chopp supports [[sales tax]] ballot measure", April 17, 2009]</ref>
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==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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Chopp won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/WA_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''C-SPAN'', "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/CandidatesAppearinginthePrimary.aspx ''Washington Secretary of State'', "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012]</ref>
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|party1 = Democratic
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|party2 = Socialist Alternative
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|winner1 = Frank Chopp
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|candidate2 = Kshama Sawant
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|votes1 = 49125
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|votes2 = 20425
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==Election history==
 
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
  
 
:: ''See also: [[Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
Frank Chopp is running for re-election to the [[Washington State House of Representatives]] District 43.  He is unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. In the [[Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010 general election]] he is opposed by [[Republican]] [[Kim Verde]].
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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 [[Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010 general election]] he defeated [[Republican]] [[Kim Verde]].<ref>[http://vote.wa.gov/Elections/WEI/Results.aspx?ElectionID=36&JurisdictionTypeID=5&ViewMode=All Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS]</ref>
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Frank Chopp (D)'''
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| align="right" | '''44,580'''
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| colspan="2" | Kim Verde (R)
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| align="right" | 7,174
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| colspan="2" | '''{{won}} Frank Chopp  (D)'''
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| align="right" | '''22,600  '''
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| align="center" |'''  85.29%'''
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| colspan="2" | '''{{won}} Kim Verde (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''3,899  '''
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| align="center" |'''  14.71%'''
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==Campaign Donors==
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In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan [[Washington State House of Representatives|House]] candidates.<ref>[http://www.pdc.wa.gov/public/page2.aspx?c1=0&c2=159 ''Washington Public Disclosure Commission'' "Contribution Limits"]</ref>
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In 2010, a year in which Chopp was up for re-election, he collected $189,127 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WA&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable 2010 campaign contributions]</ref>
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His largest contributors in 2010 were:
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|org1 = Hanauer, Leslie
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|org3 = Biopac
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|org4 = Washington Refuse & Recycling Association
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|org5 = Holland America Lineholland America Line
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|orgdonor3 = $1,600
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|orgdonor4 = $1,600
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===2008===
  
 
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Frank Chopp's 2008 campaign.
 
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Frank Chopp's 2008 campaign.
  
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| Washington State Council of County & City Employees
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| Washington State Council Of County & City Employees
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| Align="Right" | $1,600
 
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| Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Washington
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| Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers Of Washington
| align="right" | $1,600
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| Align="Right" | $1,600
 
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| Physical Therapy Association of Washington
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| Physical Therapy Association Of Washington
| align="right" | $1,600
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| Align="Right" | $1,600
 
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| Service Employees Health Care 775NW
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| Service Employees Health Care 775Nw
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| Nisqually Indian Tribe
 
| Nisqually Indian Tribe
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Chopp and his wife, Nancy, have two children.
 
Chopp and his wife, Nancy, have two children.
  
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==Recent news==
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*[http://www.frankchopp.org/ Frank Chopp's personal website]
 
 
*[http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Representatives/Pages/chopp.aspx Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Chopp]  
 
*[http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Representatives/Pages/chopp.aspx Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Chopp]  
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=3172 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=3172 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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Revision as of 17:13, 23 May 2013

Frank Chopp
Frank Chopp.jpg
Washington House Of Representatives District 43b
Incumbent
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington, 1975
Personal
Birthday05/13/1953
Place of birthBremerton, WA
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Frank Chopp (b. May 13, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 43. he was first elected to the chamber in 1994. He currently serves as Speaker of the House.

Biography

Chopp earned his BA 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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Chopp served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Chopp served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Chopp served on the following committees:

Issues

2009 sales tax measure

Chopp favored an unsuccessful proposal to put a sales tax increase on the November 2009 ballot.

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."

The measure favored by Chopp would have raised the state portion of the sales tax by three-tenths of a percent starting January 1, 2010, lasting for three years.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[3][4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 43b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Chopp Incumbent 70.6% 49,125
     Socialist Alternative Kshama Sawant 29.4% 20,425
Total Votes 69,550

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 43b General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Chopp (D) 44,580
Kim Verde (R) 7,174
Washington House of Representatives, District 43b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Chopp (D) 22,600 85.29%
Green check mark transparent.png Kim Verde (R) 3,899 14.71%

2008

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).[6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 43(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Chopp (D) 55,163 86.85%
Kim Verde (R) 8,353 13.15%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[7]

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Chopp was up for re-election, he collected $189,127 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Frank Chopp's campaign in 2010
Hanauer, Leslie$1,600
Walgreens$1,600
Biopac$1,600
Washington Refuse & Recycling Association$1,600
Holland America Lineholland America Line$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $189,127

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Frank Chopp's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
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 Health Care 775Nw $1,600
Nisqually Indian Tribe $1,600

Personal

Chopp and his wife, Nancy, have two children.

Recent news

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