Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood has been a resident of Taylor since 1976 when he was adopted by Diane (Chris) and the late Rollie Hopgood - where he currently lives with his wife, Sunhwa, and their two children. He was elected to his first term in the Michigan Senate for the 8th District on November 2, 2010 after serving six years in the Michigan House of Representatives. Senator Hopgood represents the Downriver cities of Allen Park, Ecorse, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, Riverview, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, Wayne and Wyandotte. Senator Hopgood has the distinction as serving as the first Korean-American to hold state office in Michigan. Senator Hopgood was born in Inchon, South Korea on December 8, 1974.