Mike Hope

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Mike Hope
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Washington House Of Representatives District 44b
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sJohn Carroll University
Master'sUniversity of Washington
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mike Hope is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He previously served as a Assistant Minority Whip.

Biography

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Health Care and Wellness
Judiciary
Public Safety

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 44b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Hope Incumbent 55.8% 35,952
     Democratic Mary McNaughton 44.2% 28,463
Total Votes 64,415

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 44b General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Hope (R) 38,816
John Boerger (D) 20,673
Washington House of Representatives, District 44b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Hope (R) 19,703 64.96%
Green check mark transparent.png John Boerger (D) 10,629 35.04%

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

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).[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 44(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Hope (R) 34,437 50.09%
Liz Loomis (D) 34,319 49.91%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[6]

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.[7]

Mike Hope's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 44 Won $65,840
2010 Washington State House, District 44 Won $95,626
2008 Washington State House, District 44 Won $154,395
2006 Washington State House, District 44 Defeated $96,792
2004 Washington State House, District 44 Defeated $122,615
Grand Total Raised $535,268

2012

Hope 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

2010

In 2010, a year in which Hope was up for re-election, he collected $95,626 in donations.[8]

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
Philip Morris$1,600
Puget Sound Pilots$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $95,626

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Mike Hope's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
House Republican Organizational Committee of Washington $58,500
Snohomish County Republican Central Committee $15,250
BBQ Shack $1,600
Reagan Fund $1,600
Council of Metropolitan Police & Sheriffs $1,600

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mike Hope endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [9]

Scorecards

Freedom Foundation

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.[10]

2012

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.[11]

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

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.[12] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd 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)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
Y N N Y

Personal

Mike and his wife Sarai, a high school teacher and coach, live in Lake Stevens.

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Washington House of Representatives District 44
2009–present
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