Wisconsin Protesters Surround State Senator’s Home; Wife Explains that He lives with 25-Year-Old Mistress Now

Now that Wisconsin has ended much of collective bargaining for public employees, an effort is underway to recall the 18 state senate Republicans who voted for the measure.

Politically, this is mainly bluff and Democrats trying to be an irritation to the Republican senators. However, a few who ran in competitive districts may find the recall a threat.

State Senator Randy Hopper is one of those vulnerable Republicans. In 2008, He won election with only 163 votes out of 83,000. Besides his job, Hopper is also facing a seriously embarrassing political situation.

Randy Hopper

Protesters went to his home in Fond du Lac. They did not find Hopper there. Instead they found his wife, who Hopper filed papers to divorce in August 2010. Hopper’s estranged wife, Alysia, told the protesters to look for him in Madison where he is living with his 25-year-old mistress and former lobbyist Valerie Cass.

It seems that Cass’ position with the aptly named Persuasion Partners lobbying firm has ended as public attention drew to her relationship with Hopper.

It is awkward enough that the 45-year-old Hopper has parted ways with his wife for a much younger woman. Hopper also has two children from the marriage. Nevertheless, the real embarrassment is that his former maid has offered to sign the recall petition. Sources also say that his wife is willing to sign as well.

Hopper was scheduled to take part in a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Fond du Lac, but backed out, citing the political turmoil in the state.

“I had looked forward to walking the parade route and sharing this celebration with my family, friends, neighbors, and constituents, but I, in no way, want to put the citizens of Fond du Lac in harm’s way,” Hopper said.

Exactly who Hopper’s family is remains unclear. Probably, he is speaking of his children; surely not his wife; hopefully not his mistress. For a man in his situation, expressing desire to spend more time with his family is not the best choice of words.

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33 Responses to Wisconsin Protesters Surround State Senator’s Home; Wife Explains that He lives with 25-Year-Old Mistress Now

  1. Sharon Rose says:


  2. Mitch says:

    Harm’s way? The protests have been going on now for almost a month, but nobody has been actually “harmed” — certainly not Republican senators.

    Perhaps Hopper wants to spare his family the pain of being seen with him in public.

  3. Mike says:

    Ah yes, another “family values” republican! “In harms way” ? His and other republican actions have placed hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin citizens in harms way! If he is looking for the guilty culprit, he need look no farther. Recall him.

  4. spups says:

    Wondered how long it would take to surface. This man?? has been doing crap like this and worse for a long time now. I’ve seen it! He has very little for values and no integrity whatsoever. He has lied repeatedly to people in my personal life over HUGE things. Randy Hopper is not to be trusted.

  5. Peggy says:

    I second Oink!Oink!!!

  6. Zach W. says:

    It’s also being rumored Sen. Hopper’s mistress is with child….but I haven’t been able to confirm that as being factual.

  7. Gerri says:

    If a state senator has a maid then he is getting paid to much. Where’s his “shared sacrifice?”

  8. mikey says:


    I thought that it would be illegal for a 45 year old republican Wisconsin State Senator to be bed hopping and banging a 25 year old “persuasion partner” lobbyist while on Official Duty preaching GOP Wholesome Family Values.

    He must be working undercover doing God’s work or something.

  9. Stewart Gorry says:

    Yet another highly moral Republican. I love it when they pontificate about family values and the sanctity of marriage.

  10. rico says:

    He’s so passionate about Wisconsin he had to sleep with a 25 year old.

  11. Larry Dawson says:

    If Sen. Hopper is no longer residing in Fond du Lac, can anyone believe that he is still qualified to represent that district? Throw da bum out!

  12. Beth says:

    Does anyone else find it significant that his girlfriend’s lobbying firm (or former lobbying firm? was she just fired?) represents Americans for Prosperity?

  13. Jim C says:

    This is the sentence I found most interesting ” Politically, this is mainly bluff and Democrats trying to be an irritation to the Republican senators “. What do you mean it’s a bluff ? Are you saying there is still enough support for these reprobates after all this to keep them from being recalled ? If so you may as well stick a fork in Wisconsin , they’re done , and if most of the rest of the country hasn’t seen through these republicans ( and dinos ) by now , we’re all done .

  14. Chris Herz says:

    Seems like a possible running mate for Gingrich.

  15. J. says:

    Everything that I have heard so far indicates that the efforts to recall the Republicans are going quite well, so I would not characterize them as a ,ere attempt to irritate the Republicans. Rather, they are likely to be quite effective.

  16. Glenn Church says:


    I used bluff and irritation because most of the 18 Republicans are not going to be recalled because their districts are too conservative. For a few like Hopper it is a different story. He is quite vulnerable.

  17. Silverspar says:

    If his official residence is in Madison and not in the district he was elected to represent, he can be charged with perjury and voter fraud! I don’t know divorce laws for Wisconsin, but in many states you have to live separately for at least six months before filing for divorce. Hopefully (for those of us seeking justice), Hopper was stupid enough to claim new residence at his mistress’s address. I am sure his wife would know the details and wouldn’t hesitate to share.

  18. WDRussell says:

    If he is living somewhere else, I wonder if he voted in the right precinct?

  19. Edward P says:

    The recall process is where the energy needs to be. Hopper is history, Alberta Darling is vulnerable and even Luther Olsen is weak. Nominate and elect people who will fight the wave of money that skews elections. Recall Walker!

  20. moonies says:

    He may live in Fond du Lac but he seems to be Fond du nookie.

  21. olddude says:

    Recall the pompous so and so.

  22. Kevin says:

    I’ll say one thing: this guy has an incredibly appropriate name.

  23. FieryLocks says:

    Republican family values at it’s finest!

  24. c. lindy says:

    Just how long are people going to put up with the republican crap before they get off the couch and run them out of town?

  25. m vasquez says:

    Isn’t this the senator who has not paid any state taxes in the last ten years except for capital gains tax? Isn’t this the same senator who introduced legislation to do away with capital gains tax a few years ago? Time to do some more homework on this guy.

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  27. ken says:

    One thing we can do right away, is make sure to vote out Supreme Court Justice David Prosser on April 5. We can do this right away and help defeat the corporate takeover of wisconsin. He is already on record as stating that his re-election is key to supporting Gov. Walkers agenda.

  28. Kat says:


  29. Kim Sunderlage says:

    The gf is probably just happy he wasn’t caught tapping the foot of the guy in the next stall.

  30. Diane Thieme says:

    Hopper is a pig but why is no one looking at Luther Olson the super pig? He married once had 3 or 4 kids, left that wife for the babysitter, married her, had 3 more kids, divorced her and then slept with another man’s wife until he broke up that marriage and now he has married her but his affairs continue and it is no secret to anyone including his wife. His wife is the Executive Director of CESA 6, an educational agency that works with school districts, he has been on that board, he has been on the Berlin School Board for 20 odd years and still with all this educational background and all of his wife’s employee’s watching, he still votes to destroy the rights of the people who make education in Wisconsin as great as it is. Why is his current wife not jumping down his throat and protecting her employee’s and why is this big old bull allowed to stay in the senate? He could easily go back in the public workforce, oh wait, that’s right, he and his brother ran the family business into the ground and has tax liens and tax evasion charges up the ying yang. Maybe he better stay in the senate so he can pay the state and federal government back some of that money.

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