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Frank ChoppDEMDemocrat State Representative, District 43
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Frank Vana Chopp (born May 13, 1953) is an American politician serving as a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 43rd district since 1995. His district covers the neighborhoods of Montlake, Fremont, Wallingford, the University District, Madison Park, and part of Capitol Hill, all of which are in Seattle. Chopp served as Speaker of the House from 2002 to 2019.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Washington
BA General Studies
1975
Seattle University
Attended Institute of Public Service
Past Positions1 - 14 of 14
Speaker
Washington State House of Representatives
2002 - 2021
Co-Speaker
Washington State House of Representatives
1999 - 2001
Minority Leader
Washington State House of Representatives
1997 - 1998
Representative
Washington State House of Representatives
1994 - Current
Senior Advisor
Solid Ground (Freemont Public Association)
2006 - Current
President
Solid Ground (Fremont Public Association)
1999 - 2006
Executive Director
Solid Ground (Fremont Public Association)
1983 - 1998
Lecturer
Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Washington
1992 - 1996
Manager
North Community Service Center
1981 - 1983
Administrative Director
Pike Market Senior Center
1980 - 1981
Employee
Department of Human Resources, City of Seattle
1976 - 1979
Director
Cascade Community Center
1975 - 1976
Director
Program for Local Service Volunteer
1974 - 1975
Planning Commissioner
City of Kent, Washington
1972 - 1974
Other Experience1 - 34 of 34
Board Member
Low Income Housing Institute
1991 - 1998
Board Member
Office of PortJOBS and Working in King County Task Force, Port of Seattle
1990 - 1994
Co-Chair
Low-Income and Affordable Housing, Capital Forum Coalition (Washington State Capital Budget)
1989 - 1993
Co-Founder
Committee for Economic Opportunity
1989 - 1992
Technical Advisor
State Health Care Commission
1991 - 1992
Member
Working Group on School/Community Partnerships, Seattle Education Summit
1990
Member
Seattle Housing Levy Oversight Committee
1986 - 1988
Regional Planning Task Force
Human Services Roundtable
1988
Member
Leadership Tomorrow
1987
Chair
Steering Committee, Citizens for a Better Seattle
1986
Co-Founder
Seattle Personal Transit
1984 - 1986
Co-Chair
Health Care for the Homeless Coalition
1984 - 1985
Co-Chair
Coalition for Survival Services
1983 - 1985
Board Member
Downtown Human Services Council
1980 - 1981
Board Member
Fremont Arts Council
1976 - 1979
Founder
Fremont Canal Park Project
1977 - 1978
Member
Steering Committeee, Seattle Coalition on Redlining
1976 - 1977
Board Member
Central Seattle Community Council Federation
1974 - 1976
Co-Chair
Cascade Community Council
1975 - 1976
Member
National Steering Committee, New Democratic Coalition
1975 - 1976
Board Member
University District Community Council
1974 - 1975
Board Member
Citizens Against the R.H. Thomson Freeway (CARHT)
1973 - 1975
Chair
Washington Democratic Council
1974 - 1975
Volunteer
Program for Local Service
1974 - 1975
Coordinator
Citizens for an Alternative to the West Seattle Freeway
1973 - 1974
Member
Government and Citizen Participation Task Force, Seattle 2000
1974
Member
King County Environmental Development Commission
1973 - 1974
Member
Metro Transit Citizens Advisory Committee
1973 - 1974
Co-Founder
Seattle Tenants Union
Director
Cascade Community Center
Founder
Washington State’s Housing Trust Fund
Founder
Home and Hope Project
Founding Member
Livable Wage Campaign
Former Chair
Rules Committee, Washington State House of Representatives