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Hoon-Yung Hopgood
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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.

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Living On Minimum Wage Is Hardly Living At All

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 2:10 PM

Last week, I tried living on just $42 worth of groceries. The endeavor was part of the "Minimum Wage Grocery Challenge," where state legislators across the country are learning what it's like to face the hardships working families face every day. According to the Department of Agriculture, a single male...

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The Crumbling of Public Education in Michigan

(7) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 3:37 PM

Last night, I attended a special Wayne County RESA school board meeting to formally dissolve Inkster Schools and send them to outlying districts, including to my own. Neither the school board, nor the parents and students of any of the involved districts chose this path. With bureaucratic legislation and a...

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'Right to Work' Is an Act of Cowardice, Not Courage

(15) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 4:51 PM

Today, in the midst of a two-week spring break for lawmakers, so-called "Right to Work" legislation goes into effect. Not long ago on the Senate floor, I urged my Republican colleagues that we not take this break until the people of Michigan were answered by a vote on my legislation...

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