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Kara HopeDEMDemocrat State Representative, District 74
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MIResidence (state)

Kara Hope is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, Hope has represented the 74th district in the Michigan House of Representatives since 2023, previously representing the 67th district. Before being elected to the state legislature, she served as an Ingham County Commissioner from 2013 to 2018. Prior to that she worked as a defense attorney and as an adjunct professor at her alma mater Cooley Law School. She also wrote for the Ionia Daily News.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
JD Litigation
2000 - 2003
Michigan State University
BA English Language and Literature
1995 - 1997
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Representative
Michigan State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Representative
Michigan State House of Representatives
2019 - 2022
Commissioner
Ingham County Board of Commissioners
2013 - 2018
Adjunct Professor
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
2006 - 2012
Associate Attorney
Michigan Court of Appeals
2005 - 2006
Pre-Hearing Attorney
Michigan Court of Appeals
2003 - 2005
News Writer
Sentinel-Standard
1998 - 2000
Former Intern
Innocence Project
Other Experience1 - 12 of 12
Chair
Ingham County Indigent Defense Collaborative Committee
2017
Chair
Ingham County Law and Courts Committee
2017
Chair
Tri-County Aging Consortium Board
2016
Founding President
Holt Community Arts Council
2007 - Current
Former Managing Editor
Cooley Law Review
Volunteer
Sam Corey Senior Center Club
Volunteer
Holt Education Foundation
Volunteer
Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council
Volunteer
Elder Law of Michigan
Former Member
Elections and Ethics Committee, Michigan State House of Representatives
Former Member
Commerce and Tourism Committee, Michigan State House of Representatives
Former Member
Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee, Michigan State House of Representatives