Mike Hope takes oath of office
Now representing 44th District JOURNAL STAFF
Promising to uphold the Constitution and to “faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office,” Mike Hope, R-Lake Stevens, was sworn-in last Wednesday as the new state representative to the 44th Legislative District.
Judge Tam Bui administered the swearing-in. About 30 people were in attendance at the event, including family, friends and supporters.
“It’s such an honor to have the people of our district entrust me with decisions that affect their daily lives,” Hope said. “I’ll work every day to continue to earn their trust and do what they tell me is their best interest.”
Hope was sworn in before the legislative session in January when other freshmen legislators are sworn in because his predecessor was appointed to the position. Election results were certified Monday, Dec. 15.
“I’m looking forward to becoming an active part of the Legislature. Being in Olympia two weeks ago for orientation really got me excited about the work ahead of us and the great people I’ll be working with,” Hope said.
Mike Hope is a 10-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department and owns a student athletes’ gym with his wife, Sarai.
Sarai and Mike reside in Lake Stevens and enjoy coaching high school sports. Rep. Hope can be contacted through his new office in Olympia at 360-786-7892 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.