A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 44 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race: Elected Experience: Snohomish County’s Newest State Representative
Other Professional Experience: Officer, Seattle Police Department; US Marine Corps veteran; High School athletics coach; Certified Crime Analyst; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Education: Bachelor’s in Sociology, John Carroll University; Masters Degree in Policy Studies, University of Washington
Community Service: Mike and Sarai Hope (a public high school teacher), who have been married nine years and had their first child this spring, both coach high school athletics. Mike and Sarai enjoy their life as a couple coaching and helping students achieve their potential.
Statement: Mike Hope is Snohomish County's newest legislator. In his first term, he has become a statewide leader on public safety, passing tougher child abuse legislation and the Lakewood Police Memorial Act.
Mike also sponsored bills to encourage private sector job creation and fully fund education first. Over Mike Hope's strong objections, politicians raised taxes on everything from candy and bottled water to small businesses rather than live within their means. Overspending leads to budget deficits and higher taxes on small businesses...and that kills jobs. Mike will always fight for fiscal restraint and funding core services first...NOT raising taxes.