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Hoon-Yung Hopgood
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Current candidacy
Running for Michigan State Senate, District 6
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Michigan State Senate, District 8
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2002 – 2008
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan, 1996
Personal
Birthday1974
Place of birthInchon, South Korea
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Hoon-Yung Hopgood (b. December 8, 1974) is a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He currently serves as Assistant Minority Floor Leader.

Hopgood served three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Biography

Hopgood earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1996. His professional experience includes interning for former Congresswoman Lynn Rivers during the summer of 1995; and working for the Michigan State AFL-CIO as a Labor Coordinator during the 1996 campaigns, for the House Democratic Policy Staff (concentrating on issues concerning K-12 education), and for the legislative office in 1999, working with former State Rep. Raymond Basham.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hopgood served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Education, Vice-chair
Energy and Technology, Vice-chair
Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hopgood served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Incumbent Hoon-Yung Hopgood was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Darrell McNeill was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2][3]

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Hopgood won election to the 8th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Republican Ken Larkin, Libertarian Loel Gnadt, and Independent Neil Sawicki in the November 2 general election.[4]

Michigan State Senate, District 8 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) 37,845
Ken Larkin (R) 25,280
Neil Sawicki (I) 4,697
Loel Gnadt (L) 1,093

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hopgood is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Hopgood raised a total of $252,766 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[5]

Hoon-Yung Hopgood's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 8 Not up for election $18,191
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 8 Won $98,793
2006 Michigan State House, District 22 Won $31,879
2004 Michigan State House, District 22 Won $44,198
2002 Michigan State House, District 22 Won $59,705
Grand Total Raised $252,766

2012

Hopgood was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hopgood raised a total of $18,191.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Hoon-Yung Hopgood's campaign in 2012
DTE Energy$2,100
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$2,000
Detroit Metro Airport Fire Fighters$1,300
CMS Energy$1,100
AT&T$950
Total Raised in 2012$18,191
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hopgood won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hopgood raised a total of $98,793.

2006

Hopgood won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Hopgood raised a total of $31,879.

2004

Hopgood won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Hopgood raised a total of $44,198.

2002

Hopgood won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Hopgood raised a total of $59,705.

Scorecards

Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

Hoon-Yung Hopgood received a 9% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

Personal

Born in Inchon, South Korea, Hopgood was adopted by Diane (Chris) and Rollie Hopgood in 1976. He and his wife, Sunhwa, have two children.

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