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{{tnr}}'''Frank Chopp''' (b. May 13, 1953) is a member of the [[Washington House of Representatives]], representing District 43.
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Frank Chopp has indicated that he is in favor of a proposal to put a [[sales tax]] increase on the [[Washington 2009 ballot measures|November 2009 ballot]].
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political position  = Washington State House of Representatives District 43 |
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political party    = [[Democratic]] |
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website            = [http://www.housedemocrats.wa.gov/members/chopp/ House website] |
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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]].
 
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."
 
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>
  
The measure favored by Chopp would raise 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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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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===Education===
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Chopp earned his BA from the University of Washington in 1975.
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===Professional experience===
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Chopp was Director of the Cascade Community Center from 1975 to 1976.  He 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. Chopp was Executive Director of the Fremont Public Association from 1983 to 2000.  He has worked as President of the Fremont Public Association since 2000.  He has also worked for Solid Ground (formerly Freemont Public Association) as Senior Advisor from 2006 to the present.
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===Political experience===
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Chopp joined the Washington State House of Representatives in 1995. He has served in that position since, representing the 43rd District. He currently serves as Speaker of the House.
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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>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
  
* [[Audit Review and Oversight Committee, Washington State House]]
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* [[Audit Review and Oversight Committee, Washington State House]], Chair
 
* [[Rules Committee, Washington State House]]
 
* [[Rules Committee, Washington State House]]
  
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Chopp/ Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Chopp]  
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*[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 profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=3172 Project Vote Smart profile]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107599 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79401 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=69916 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3562 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=56281 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=55962 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=55579 1996], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=55236 1994]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107599 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79401 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=69916 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3562 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=56281 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=55962 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=55579 1996], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=55236 1994]

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Frank Chopp
Washington State House of Representatives District 43
Incumbent
Assumed office
1995
Current term ends
2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website House website
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.

Frank 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.[1]

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.

Chopp earned his BA from the University of Washington in 1975.[2]

Committee assignments

Personal

Chopp and his wife, Nancy, have two children.

External links

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