Hoon-Yung Hopgood

Michigan
State Senate - District 8
Locale: 
Wayne County
Type of Seat: 
Challenger
Year: 
2010
Status: 
Elected
Person of Color: 
Person of Color

In Wayne County, MI, Hoon-Yung Hopgood is running for the Michigan State Senate in District 8. Hoon-Yung, a former state representative, will be the only Korean American in the state legislature and the first to serve in the state senate. With at least 30 of the 38 members of the senate being new next year, Hoon-Yung will be a progressive leader with the experience to take on a leadership role and be a champion for the community. At 35, Hoon-Yung is a pipeline leader who not only leads with his values, but is committed to helping elect other progressives to office.