House Majority Assistant Floor Leader Kara Hope

6 Years
House District 74
1093 HOB
Official Website

Current Candidate Information

Biographical Information

Born: April 9, 1974 in Ypsilanti
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: Evan Hope
Children: Emma and Jared
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)
Community Activities: Holt Community Arts Council, founding president and past board member; Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council, past board member; Capital Area College Access Network, past executive board member

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House Majority Assistant Floor Leader (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024)
House (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2024)
Other Offices: Ingham County Board of Commissioners, District 7 (south Lansing, Delhi Township), 2012-18

Elections and Political Participation

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

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.

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
HB 4523
Mental Health Court
HB 4556
Criminal Sentencing
HB 4626
Juvenile Justice Services
HB 4634
Juvenile Justice Services
HB 4644
Powers of Attorney
HB 4656
HB 4689
Highway Designation
HB 4698
Voting Procedures
HB 4778
Gender Neutral References
HB 4900
Collection of Judgments
HB 4951
HB 5173
HB 5177
Financial Aid
HB 5271
DNA Testiing
HB 5329
HB 5393
Juvenile Justice
HB 5436
Occupations - Pharmacists
HB 5586
Lobbying Activities
HB 5690
HB 5765
HB 5788
Civil Actions
HB 5846
HB 5888
Criminal Sexual Conduct
HR 91
Arbor Day
HR 162
Workers' Bill of Rights
HR 207
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