Coleman Young II

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Coleman Young II
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Michigan State Senate, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2005 – 2010
Personal
Birthday1984
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Coleman Alexander Young II is a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He currently serves as Assistant Minority Caucus Chair.

Biography

Young graduated from Charter Academy High School as the valedictorian of his class and was recognized by the California State Assembly. He has studied at Wayne State University after transferring from Azusa Pacific University, where he was a member of the football team and majored in Communications and Pastoring. His professional experience includes working as an intern for the Detroit City Council Research & Analysis Division and for Subway Restaurants. Since 2005, Young has hosted The Young Effect, a Detroit live, call-in talk show concerning current affairs, community advocacy and sports.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Education
Energy and Technology
Local Government and Elections, Vice-chair
Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, Vice-chair
Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

Issues

House of Representatives voting record

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Key votes of 2009-2010

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  • Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
  • Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
  • Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
  • Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
  • Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
  • Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
  • Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
  • Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
  • A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
  • It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
  • Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
  • First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
  • Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
  • Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
  • Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Incumbent Coleman Young II was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Barry Berk was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2][3]

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Young won election to the 1st District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Dakeisha Harwick (R) in the November 2 general election.[4]

Michigan State Senate, District 1 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Coleman Young II (D) 40,122
Dakeisha Harwick (R) 2,895

2008

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Young ran unopposed for District 4 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[5]

Young raised $39,665 for his campaign.[6]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 4
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Coleman Young II (D) 28,114

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Young is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Young raised a total of $128,796 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[7]

Coleman Young II's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 1 Not up for election $19,321
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 1 Won $44,000
2008 Michigan State House, District 4 Won $39,665
2006 Michigan State House, District 4 Won $25,810
Grand Total Raised $128,796

2012

Young was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Young raised a total of $19,321.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Coleman Young II's campaign in 2012
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$3,596
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan$2,000
AT&T$1,780
DTE Energy$1,080
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$19,321
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Young won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Young raised a total of $44,000.

2008

Young won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Young raised a total of $39,665.

2006

Young won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Young raised a total of $25,810.

Scorecards

Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[8]

January 2011 - March 2012

Coleman Young received an 11% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[8]

Personal

Young is the son of Coleman A. Young, who served as mayor of Detroit from 1974 to 1993.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan State Senate District 1
2011- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 4
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Maureen Stapleton