House Majority Assistant Floor Leader Kara Hope

5 Terms
House District 74
1093 HOB
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Biographical Information

Born: April 9, 1974 in Ypsilanti
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Evan Hope
Children: Emma (22) and Jared (17)
Education: Michigan State University, B.A. in English, Phi Beta Kappa graduate, 1997; Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, J.D. (concentration in litigation), 2003
Employment/Military Record: Sentinel-Standard, 1998-2000; Michigan Court of Appeals Prehearing Division, 2003-05; defense litigation firm, 2005-06; Cooley Law School, 2006-12; solo law practice, 2015 to 2018 (with pro bono work before 2015)
Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed):
Michigan House 74th District 2022
General Vote: 24,831 of 35,908 (69%)
Primary Vote: 8,058 of 11,088 (72%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: AFL-CIO Michigan; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25; American Federation of Teachers Michigan; County Road Association of Michigan Roads+ PAC (primary); Detroit Regional Chamber PAC (primary); Michigan Association for Justice; Michigan Education Association PAC; Michigan League of Conservation Voters (primary); Michigan Nurses Association (primary); Michigan Realtors; Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan; Voters Not Politicians (primary)

Michigan House 67th District 2020
General Vote: 28,503 of 52,454 (54%)
Primary Vote: 12,477 of 12,477 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 67th District 2018
General Vote: 22,565 of 42,013 (53%)
Primary Vote: 7,615 of 10,654 (71%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: AFSCME Council 25, Michigan Association for Justice (dual endorsement), AFL-CIO, EMILY's List, Sierra Club, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan

Other Offices: Ingham County Board of Commissioners, District 7 (south Lansing, Delhi Township), 2012-18
Political Activities: As county commissioner, I served on Capital Area Michigan Works administrative board; Tri-County Office on Aging consortium board; Ingham County Animal Control Advisory Board; Ingham County Women's Commission, Michigan Townships Association Ingham County Chapter.
Community Activities: Holt Community Arts Council, founding president and current board member; Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council, past board member; Capital Area College Access Network, executive board member, 2013 to present; Holt Education Foundation volunteer; Sam Corey Senior Center Club volunteer

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Angelique Goulet, Legislative Aide/Policy Services
Kristen Swiantek, Legislative Aide/Constituent Services

Sponsored Legislation
HB 4034
Fair Employment Practices
HB 4035
Hours and Wages
HB 4069
Background Check
HB 4122
Health Professionals
HB 4129
Election Officials
HB 4130
Election Laws
HB 4151
Signs in Capitol
HB 4163
Juvenile Sentencing
HB 4293
Child Marriage
HB 4294
Marriage Consent
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