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Patrick Hope
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 8
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Virginia House of Delegates District 47
In office
January 13, 2010 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 5
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSaint Mary's University
Master'sCatholic University of America, 1996
J.D.Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, 2001
Date of birth03/06/1972
Place of birthSan Antonio, TX
ProfessionDirector of Legislative Affairs, American College of Cardiology
Office website
Campaign website
Patrick A. Hope is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 47. He was first elected to the chamber in 2009.

He was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Virginia.[1]


Hope earned his B.A. in history from Saint Mary's University in 1993, his M.A. in congressional studies from the Catholic University of America in 1996, and his J.D. from the Catholic University's Columbus School of Law in 2001. His professional experience includes working as a director of legislative affairs for the American College of Cardiology, legislative counsel for the American College of Physicians, and attorney for Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, PC.

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 session, Hope served on the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 session, Hope served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Hope’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Health & Human Services

Excerpt: "Ensure Virginia's most vulnerable populations are protected."

  • Transportation

Excerpt: "Commit to providing Northern Virginia with its own permanent funding mechanism for transportation, infrastructure and maintenance."

  • Energy & Environment

Excerpt: "Make Virginia the science epicenter of the U.S. through green technology and green job creation."

  • Education

Excerpt: "Fully fund the Virginia Retirement System. Prepare Arlington children to be successful students and productive citizens."

  • Economy

Excerpt: "Job creation in Virginia is our top priority."



See also: Virginia's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

Hope ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Virginia's 8th District. Hope sought the Democratic nomination in the primary. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[3]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Hope won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 47. Hope ran unopposed in the June 11th Democratic Primary. He defeated Laura Delhomme (L) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 47 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Hope Incumbent 76.4% 20,308
     Libertarian Laura Delhomme 22.9% 6,077
     Other Write-in 0.8% 207
Total Votes 26,592


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Hope won re-election to District 47 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed the November 8 general election.[5]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Hope was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Eric Brescia and Joshua Ruebner in the general election. [6]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Patrick Hope (D) 13,540
Eric Brescia (R) 6,758
Joshua Ruebner G) 981

Campaign donors


In 2011, Hope received $113,928 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Patrick Hope's campaign in 2011
Thompson, Betty A$7,355
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association$6,500
Virginia Democratic Party$5,205
Can Manufacturers Institute$3,000
Total Raised in 2011 $113,928


The top five donors to Hope's 2009 campaign:[8]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Dental Assoc $3,000
Fisette for Arlington $1,500
Virginia Wine Wholesalers Assoc $1,250
George E. Hunnicutt $1,000
Virginia Bankers Assoc $1,000


Hope and his wife, Kristen, have three children.

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Preceded by
Al Eisenberg
Virginia House of Delegates District 47
Succeeded by