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Frank Chopp

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Frank Chopp
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Washington State House of Representatives District 43
Assumed office
Current term ends
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]

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Election history


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 November 2, 2010 general election he is opposed by Republican Kim Verde.


Chopp and his wife, Nancy, have two children.

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Washington House of Representatives District 43
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