County Administrator, Hennepin County, Minn.
Mr. Hough began his career as a law clerk in 1982 in Hennepin County Attorney Tom Johnson’s office. He served in the county attorney’s office for 25 years and went on to try 130 cases. Mr. Hough worked in the juvenile and appellate divisions before leading the civil division under former County Attorney Amy Klobuchar. He served for several years as the county attorney for the Board of Commissioners, advising the elected officials on everything from personnel matters to open meeting laws. He left the attorney’s office in 2008 to become the deputy county administrator. He holds a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul.