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Catharine Young

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Catharine Young
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New York Senate District 57
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2005
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly
1998-2005
Education
Bachelor'sSaint Bonaventure University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of servicePresent
Personal
Place of birthLivingston County, NY
ProfessionComm. Director/Civil Air Patrol
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Catharine Young is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 57. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election 2005.

Young served as member/Majority Whip for the Cattaraugus County Legislature. She also served in the New York State Assembly from 1998 to 2005. During this time, she served as Assistant Minority Leader Pro Tempore.

Biography

Young attended the State University of New York-Fredonia and earned her B.A. in Mass Communication from Saint Bonaventure University. Her professional experience includes working as a news reporter and as a teacher of leadership and communication. She is currently Director of Communications and Development for a Rehabilitation Center. She served as a Major in the Civil Air Patrol for the United States Air Force.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Children and Families
Environmental Conservation
Finance
Health
Housing, Construction and Community Development, Chair
Insurance
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Young served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Young served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Young ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 57. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. She also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Young was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

New York State Senate, District 57, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCatharine Young Incumbent 100% 93,254
Total Votes 93,254

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Young ran in the 2010 election for New York State Senate District 57. She was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. She defeated Michael McCormick (D) in the November 2 general election.[3]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 57 (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Catharine Young (R) 67,212
Michael McCormick (D) 12,121

2008

On November 4, 2008,, Catharine Young won the election for New York State Senate, District 57 with 82,766 votes.

Young raised $302,179 for her campaign.[4]

New York State Senate, District 57 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Catharine Young (R) 82,766
Christopher Schaeffer (D) 23,400

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Catharine Young is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Catharine Young raised a total of $1,542,972 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[5]

Catharine Young's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 57 Won $488,769
2010 New York State Senate, District 57 Won $235,866
2008 New York State Senate, District 57 Won $302,179
2006 New York State Senate, District 57 Won $250,299
2004 New York State Assembly, District 149 Won $134,210
2002 New York State Assembly, District 149 Won $85,532
2000 New York State Assembly, District 149 Won $46,117
Grand Total Raised $1,542,972

2012

Catharine Young won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Catharine Young raised a total of $488,769.

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Young's 2010 campaign.[6]

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Catharine Young's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New York State Correctional Officers $8,050
New York State United Teachers $6,300
Constellation Brands $5,000
NTF Properties LLC $5,000
Senate Republican Campaign CMTE of New York $5,000

Personal

Young and her husband, Dick, have three children.

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