|Washington House Of Representatives District 44b|
|2009 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||John Carroll University|
|Master's||University of Washington|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Endorsements
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Hope has a degree in Sociology from John Carroll University. He earned his Master’s degree in policy studies from the University of Washington. Hope has served as a Seattle police detective for 10 years and coaches high school track and wrestling. He is also the owner of a gym offering personal training for student athletes. Hope is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hope served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health Care and Wellness|
|• Public Safety|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hope served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Early Learning and Human Services|
|• Education Appropriations and Oversight|
|• Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness|
|• Veterans and Military Affairs|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hope served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Capital Budget|
|• Education Appropriations|
|• Veterans and Military Affairs|
Hope won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 44b. Hope was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Mary McNaughton (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 44b, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mike Hope Incumbent||55.8%||35,952|
Mike Hope was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 44b. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. In the November 2, 2010 general election he defeated Democrat John Boerger.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 44b General Election (2010)|
|Mike Hope (R)||38,816|
|John Boerger (D)||20,673|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 44b Primary (2010)|
|Mike Hope (R)||19,703||64.96%|
|John Boerger (D)||10,629||35.04%|
On November 4, 2008, Republican Mike Hope won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 44 receiving 50.09% of the vote (34,437 votes), defeating Democrat Liz Loomis who received 49.91% of the vote (34,319 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 44(2008)|
|Mike Hope (R)||34,437||50.09%|
|Liz Loomis (D)||34,319||49.91%|
Comprehensive donor information for Hope is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Hope raised a total of $535,268 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Mike Hope's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 44||$65,840|
|2010||Washington State House, District 44||$95,626|
|2008||Washington State House, District 44||$154,395|
|2006||Washington State House, District 44||$96,792|
|2004||Washington State House, District 44||$122,615|
|Grand Total Raised||$535,268|
2012Hope won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hope raised a total of $65,840.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mike Hope's campaign in 2012|
|Seattle Police Officers Guild||$3,600|
|Premera Blue Cross||$2,700|
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,800|
|Two Jinn Inc||$1,800|
|King County Police Officers Guild||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$65,840|
|Source: Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Hope was up for re-election, he collected $95,626 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mike Hope's campaign in 2010|
|Snohomish County Republican Central Cmte||$6,000|
|Seattle Police Officers Guild||$3,200|
|Washington State Council Of Police & Sheriffs||$1,600|
|Puget Sound Pilots||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$95,626|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Mike Hope's 2008 campaign.
|House Republican Organizational Committee of Washington||$58,500|
|Snohomish County Republican Central Committee||$15,250|
|Council of Metropolitan Police & Sheriffs||$1,600|
- See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List
The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.
Hope proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $38,694, the 91st highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
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 Hope voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Mike Hope|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Mike and his wife Sarai, a high school teacher and coach, live in Lake Stevens.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Mike + Hope + Washington + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Mike Hope's campaign website
- Representative Mike Hope's official House webpage
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004
- Mike Hope on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Hope
- 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"
- Follow the Money, "Hope, Michael S," accessed September 30, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Washington State Elected Officials and Leaders," February 13, 2012
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
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