|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates|
from the 47th district
|Assumed office |
January 13, 2010
|Preceded by||Al Eisenberg|
Patrick Alan Hope
March 6, 1972
San Antonio, Texas
|Spouse(s)||Kristen Anne Satariano|
|Alma mater||St. Mary's University, Texas|
|Committees||Courts of Justice; Health Welfare and Institutions|
Patrick Alan Hope (born March 6, 1972) is an American politician. Since 2010, he has served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 47th district in Arlington County, outside Washington, D.C. Hope is a member of the Democratic Party.
Early life and education
Hope was born in San Antonio. He attended St. Mary's University there, receiving a B.A. degree in 1993. He then moved to Washington to attend the Catholic University of America, where he received an M.A. in 1996 and a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law in 2001.
House of Delegates
Hope has served on the House committees on Courts of Justice from 2010 to 2011, Health, Welfare and Institutions since 2010, and Militia, Police and Public Safety since 2012.
On February 8, 2019, after two women had publicly accused Democratic Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, Hope announced that he would introduce articles of impeachment against Fairfax on February 11, three days later, if the latter did not resign by then. Within days, he backed off the plan to begin impeachment proceedings, saying that he had received a lot of feedback that made it clear that more conversations needed to take place before moving forward.
Hope won a five-way Democratic primary in June 2009 to replace retiring Delegate Al Eisenberg as the 47th district delegate. The following November, he won the general election with almost 64% of the vote against two opponents.
|Virginia House of Delegates, 47th district|
|Jun 9, 2009||Democratic primary||Patrick A. Hope||2,947||36.60|
|Alan E. Howze||1,553||19.28|
|Adam J. Parkhomenko||1,388||17.24|
|Miles F. Grant||1,136||14.11|
|Nov 3, 2009||General||Patrick A. Hope||Democratic||13,540||63.54|
|Eric J. Brescia||Republican||6,758||31.71|
|Joshua F. Ruebner||Green||981||4.60|
|Al Eisenberg retired; seat stayed Democratic|
|Nov 8, 2011||General||Patrick A. Hope||Democratic||12,101||96.87|
- "Bio for Patrick A. Hope". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
- "Legislative Information System". Virginia General Assembly. Archived from the original on 1996-12-19. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
- Axelrod, Tal (February 8, 2019). "Virginia delegate plans to introduce articles of impeachment unless Fairfax resigns". The Hill. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
- http://www.washingtontimes.com, The Washington Times. "Patrick Hope, Virginia lawmaker, backs off fast track for Justin Fairfax impeachment bill". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
- "2009 June Democratic Primary Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
- "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
- "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
- "Patrick Hope". Virginia Public Access Project. (campaign finance)
- "Delegate Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)". Richmond Sunlight.
- "Election Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2013-04-29.
|This article about a member of the Virginia House of Delegates is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|