|Washington House Of Representatives 43b|
|1995 - Present|
|January 14, 2013|
|Years in position||20|
|Per diem||$90/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||University of Washington, 1975|
|Date of birth||05/13/1953|
|Place of birth||Bremerton, WA|
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.
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Chopp has been appointed to the following committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Chopp served on the following committees:
- Audit Review and Oversight Committee, Washington State House, Chair
- Rules Committee, Washington State House
Chopp is running in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 43b. Chopp ran against Gregory Gadow in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. They face each other in the general election, which takes place on November 6, 2012.
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%|
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 Health Care 775Nw||$1,600|
|Nisqually Indian Tribe||$1,600|
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.
- Frank Chopp's personal website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Chopp
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994
- Herald Net, "Chopp supports sales tax ballot measure", April 17, 2009
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Chopp
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington State Election Results
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- 2010 campaign contributions
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