Rep. Kara Hope

(D-Holt)
2 Terms
House District 67
1086 HOB
517-373-0587

KaraHope@house.mi.gov
Official Website

Biographical Information

Home Address: 1891 Maple Street, Holt, MI  48842
(517) 648-6970
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 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
agoulet@house.mi.gov
Kristen Swiantek, Legislative Aide/Constituent Services
kswiantek@house.mi.gov

Sponsored Legislation
HB 4104
Human Trafficking
HB 4173
PA 114
Crime Information
HB 4227
Marriage
HB 4360
Petition Circulators
HB 4367
Campaign Committees
HB 4518
Natural Resources
HB 4760
Worker's Compensation
HB 4890
Fireworks Safety Act
HB 4987
Juvenile Criminal Procedure
HB 5035
Broadcasting
HB 5108
School Improvement Plans
HB 5135
Fair Employment Practices
HB 5136
Hours and Wages
HB 5174
Supplemental Appropriations
HB 5217
Gender Neutral Language
HB 5282
Election Officials
HB 5327
Highway Designation
HB 5328
State Capitol
HB 5329
Property Tax
HB 5345
Fair Employment Practices
HB 5519
Ballot Drop Box
HB 5655
Contraceptives
HB 5815
Collective Bargaining
HB 6091
Public Service Recognition Week
HB 6272
Firearms
HB 6443
Newborns
HR 26
House Rules
HR 58
Banning Child Marriage
HR 124
Month Designation
HR 268
Healthcare Decisions Day
HR 280
Arbor Day Day
HCR 6
USPS
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