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Hopper to lead Sheboygan County economic group
SHEBOYGAN - Former state Sen. Randy Hopper has been tabbed to lead the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation.
The 46-year-old Republican was recalled from office last summer. He was also recently acquitted of drunken driving. He says he's hoping for a fresh start.
In his new role, Hopper will lead the county's effort to recruit new businesses and retain the existing ones.
In addition to his political and legal issues, Hopper also came under scrutiny for issues related to a girlfriend who had receive a state job in Gov. Scott Walker's administration.
Gary Dulmes is the organization's board president. He says the hiring committee did its due diligence before reaching its unanimous decision. He says the board doesn't expect Hopper's previous issues to affect his job performance.