Patrick Hope

Patrick Hope


Current Position: State Delegate since 2010
Affiliation: Democratic
Mission Statement: N/A

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1047

District Office
P.O. Box 3148
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 486-1010

Legislative Assistant: Mary P. Dooley
Administrative Assistant During Session: Eliza Weathers

Email Links:

Websites: Government Pages, Campaign Site, YouTube, Facebook

Political Career

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Campaign Finance

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Voting Record

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New Legislation

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Patrick A. Hope is a Member of the Virginia General Assembly as the Delegate from the 47th District of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was re-elected for his fourth term in 2015.  He serves on the House Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee, Courts of Justice, and Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee.    In his first year he was elected co-chair of the Freshmen Caucus and also is the founder and the co-chair of the Virginia Progressive Caucus.

He is a health care attorney with over 13 years experience working for Virginia and has been recognized by numerous organizations including the 2010 Legislator of the Year by both the VA Transit Association and the VA Academy of Family Physicians.

Patrick was born in San Antonio, Texas.  A high school graduate of Castle Hills First Baptist School in San Antonio, Hope received his Bachelors of Arts degree in History from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio (’93), then received his Master’s of Arts degree in Congressional Studies from The Catholic University in Washington, DC (’96), and then received a Juris Doctorate degree from The Catholic University Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC (‘01).

Patrick also has a very strong record of community leadership.  Patrick was the founder and first president of the reorganized Buckingham Community Civic Association (2003-2009) and chaired the Arlington County Community Services Board (2005-2008).  He also was co-chairman, Arlington Implementation Task Force to End Homelessness (2008-2010), and Commissioner for the Arlington County Commission on Aging (2002-2007).

Patrick lives with his wife Kristen and their three daughters – Emma, Patty, and Lilly – in the Buckingham community of Arlington. They have lived in the Buckingham neighborhood since the year 2000.

Personal Information

Birth Year: 1972
Place of Birth: San Antonio, Texas
Gender: Male
Race(s): Caucasian
Spouse: Kristen Anne Satariano
Children: three


Saint Mary’s University

Catholic University of America, 1996

Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law, 2001

Political Career

From Campaign Webiste

In 2014, William J. Howell, Speaker of the House of Delegates appointed him to serve on both the Joint Commission on Health Care and the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority.  The JCHC works to ensure the greatest number of Virginians receive quality health care and the VHWDA focuses attention on developing a statewide professional health workforce benefitting all Virginians.

Governor McDonnell appointed him to serve on the Virginia Health Reform Initiative and is the only House Democrat on that committee.  Additionally in January of 2013, the Governor also appointed Delegate Hope to serve on the Task Force of School and Campus Safety. This group will review school safety, including established policies and procedures, crisis and emergency management plans, threat assessment protocols, as well as share best practices and identify resource challenges. This task force will also provide legislative and budget proposals to the governor to address any critical gaps or needs associated with safety and security in our schools and on our campuses.

Delegate Hope was also awarded the Virginia Elder Rights Coalition’s (VERC) 2011 Annual Elder Rights Award, named after longtime Arlington County residents and elder rights advocate, Erica F. Wood. Patrick was honored for sponsoring bills in the 2011 General Assembly aimed at strengthening the rights of nursing home residents.

After spending several years working on Capitol Hill for Senator Bob Kerry (D-NE) and Representative Henry B. Gonzalez (D-TX), Patrick worked for various health care organizations working to improve access and care for patients.  He currently is the Executive Director at the Medical Imaging Technology Alliance.  He also is an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

In addition, Patrick belongs to numerous organizations and causes: Arlington County Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, The ARC of Northern Virginia, CPAAS, NAMI-Arlington, NAMI-Northern Virginia, Friends of Clarendon House, SAARA-Arlington, Equality Virginia, Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance, Arlington Special Olympics, Arlington Committee of 100, Leadership Arlington (2010), and Arlington Kiwanis.


Health Welfare and Institutions

The Health Welfare and Institutions Committee (also known as HWI) considers matters concerning persons with disabilities, other than learning disabilities; public buildings; public health; mental health; intellectual and developmental disability; and health professions. In addition their jurisdiction includes matters relating to correctional and penal institutions; drugs; social services and welfare; and the regulation of health professionals and associated occupations.

Courts of Justice Committee

The Courts of Justice Committee considers matters relating to the Courts of the Commonwealth including the nominations of judges and justices where provided by the Constitution and statutes of Virginia; and all matters concerning the criminal laws of the Commonwealth. The committe’s jurisdiction also includes matters concerning contracts; juvenile and domestic relations; eminent domain; fiduciaries; garnishments; magistrates, mechanics’ and other liens; notaries public and out-of-state Commissioners; property and converyances; as well as wills and estates.

General Laws

The General Laws Committee considers matters concerning alcoholic beverage sales and licensure requirements; concerning members of the judiciary or the legal profession; consumer affairs; fire protection; Freedom of Information Act; Public-Private Partnership Act; housing, to include the Landlord-Tenant Act, Condo Association Act, and Property Owners Associations; inter- or intra-government relations, including inter- and intra- state compacts and agreements; libraries; gambling, to include lotteries, casino, and pari-mutuel wagering; professions and occupations, except the health and legal professions; organization of state governmental bodies (agencies, boards, departments, etc); veterans’ affairs; and matters no specifically referable to other committees.  

Election Results

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Campaign Finance


Policy Positions

From Campaign website

Health & Human Services

Ensure Virginia’s most vulnerable populations are protected.

•Fully implement the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) to expand coverage and access to all Virginians.

• Emphasize preventative care and coordination of overall care through health information technology

• Fully fund home and community-based services allowing more individuals to live in the community

The Virginia Academy of Family Physicians selected Patrick Hope as their 2010 Legislator of the Year


Commit to providing Northern Virginia with its own permanent funding mechanism for transportation, infrastructure and maintenance.

• Encourage mass transit through tax incentives to individuals and businesses

• Develop incentives for businesses to encourage telecommuting

• Targeted road improvements to ease congestion

Delegate Hope Awarded 2010 Legislator of the Year Award from Virginia Transit Association

Energy & Environment

Make Virginia the science epicenter of the U.S. through green technology and green job creation.

• Provide tax credits for purchasing energy-efficient appliances and for weatherizing homes

• Invest in renewable energy such as wind, solar, and other clean technologies

• Aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions from homes, businesses, and government buildings

The Virginia League of Conservation Voters , a non-partisan, statewide conservation organization dedicated to preserving our Commonwealth’s natural landscape honored Delegate Hope as one of its 2010 Legislative Heroes.


Fully fund the Virginia Retirement System.

Prepare Arlington children to be successful students and productive citizens.

• Increase high-school completion rates and support for initiatives for dropout prevention

• Full funding for preschool, reduction in class size, an increase teacher salaries

• Support full funding of Standards of Quality

10.19.2010 Delegate Hope received a “Rookie of the Year” award from the Virginia Education Association (VEA) at the local Arlington Education Association (AEA) meeting. Delegate Hope received the honor for his 100 percent VEA voting record in the 2010 legislative session of the Virginia General Assembly. The Arlington Education Association is an organization of members, including teachers and educational support personnel, who advocate for its members by meeting regularly with Arlington Public Schools administration and School Board members to discuss working conditions, instruction, benefits and wages.


Job creation in Virginia is our top priority.

• Seek ways to protect and create new jobs

• Continue benefits for those who lose their job

• Protect those at risk of losing their homes


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