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Delegate Patrick Hope Selected for Leadership Program Print

NR 2011-15

For Immediate Release

July 12, 2011


Arlington – Delegate Patrick Hope was selected to participate in the 2011 Emerging Leaders Program, sponsored by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

This prestigious program is held every year on the campus of the University of Virginia for a select group of state legislators who have been nominated by the Speaker of the House, President of the Senate, or Minority Leader from their state. Leaders are asked to nominate one or more members who by their actions have demonstrated those qualities we associate with leadership—integrity, compassion, intelligence, vision, and common sense.

The goal of this program is to inspire these men and women to continued careers in public service. Class discussions will examine qualities and characteristics of leadership including: ethical leadership, the art of compromise and coalition building and the philosophical underpinnings of representative democracy. The discussions will be lead by Professor Ed Freeman, the Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School and co-director of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics. A distinguished UVA faculty along with Dr. Thomas Little, Curriculum Director of the State Legislative Leaders Foundation, will join Dr. Freeman.

Patrick Hope said, "It's an honor to be chosen by Virginia House leadership for participation in the Emerging Leaders Program.  I look forward to interacting with colleagues from other states to learn new ways to better govern and solve critical problems."

Delegate Hope is one of only fifty state legislators chosen from a nationwide pool of over 200 outstanding nominees.  As Stephen G. Lakis, President of the State Legislative Leaders Foundation has noted “These legislators represent the best and the brightest, and are destined for future leadership roles in their state. After being with these people for several days, you can’t help but feel proud and more confident about our unique system of representative democracy. They are just that good!”

Hope added, "Virginia faces tough challenges ahead in the areas of transportation, education, and Medicaid.  The only way we will meet these challenges is through working together to find common solutions."

Patrick A. Hope is a Member of the Virginia General Assembly as the Delegate from the 47th District representing part of Arlington County.  He serves on the House Courts of Justice Committee and House Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee.


Media Contact:

Mary P. Dooley, Legislative Assistant

Delegate Patrick Hope

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