Patrick A. Hope is a Member of the Virginia General Assembly as the Delegate from the 1st District of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was re-elected to his eighth term in 2023. Delegate Hope currently serves as the chair of the House Courts of Justice Committee, and is a member of the House Public Safety Committee and the House Health and Human Services Committee. He is a health care attorney with over 20 years of experience working for Virginia and has been recognized by numerous organizations for his leadership.
Patrick currently serves on several Virginia Commissions, including the Joint Commission on Health Care (2014-current; chair, 2020-21); the Behavioral Health Commission (2017-current); the Virginia Disability Commission (2021-current), and the Substance Abuse Services Council (2020-current).
Patrick was born in San Antonio, Texas. A high school graduate of Castle Hills First Baptist School in San Antonio, Hope received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from St. Mary's University in San Antonio ('93), then received his Master 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).
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 of the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance. He also is an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor in the Politics Department at Marymount University.
Patrick also has a very strong record of community leadership. Patrick was the founder and first president of the 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).
In addition, Patrick belongs to numerous community organizations and causes: Arlington County Bar Association, Arlington Committee of 100, Leadership Arlington (Class of 2010), Arlington Kiwanis, South Arlington Kiwanis, and the Arlington Historical Society.
Patrick lives with his wife Kristen and their three children – Matteo, Patty, and Lilly – in the Buckingham community of Arlington. They have lived in the Buckingham neighborhood since the year 2000.