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Don Young
Don Young.jpg
U.S. House, Alaska
Incumbent
In office
March 6, 1973-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 41
PartyRepublican
PredecessorNick Begich (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMarch 6, 1973
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alaska State Senate
1970-1973
Alaska House of Representatives
1966-1970
Mayor, Fort Yukon
1960-1968
Education
Associate'sYuba Junior College, 1952
Bachelor'sChico State University, 1958
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1955-1957
Personal
BirthdayJune 9, 1933
Place of birthMeridian, California
ProfessionTeacher, Riverboat Captain, Politician
Net worth$872,504
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Don Young (b. June 9, 1933, in Meridian, CA) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Alaska's At-Large Congressional District. Young was first elected to the House in 1973. After the October 2013 death of Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-FL), (Don) Young became the longest serving Republican member in the House.[1]

Young most recently won re-election to the U.S. House on November 6, 2012.[2][3] He defeated John R. Cox and Terre Gales in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He then defeated Sharon Cissna (D), Jim McDermott (L) and Ted Gianoutsos (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Young began his political career by serving as Mayor of Fort Yukon, Alaska, from 1960 to 1968. He also served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1966 to 1970. Young then won election to the Alaska State Senate in 1970. He remained a state senator until his election to the U.S. House in 1972.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Young is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Young is seeking re-election to his 21st term in the U.S. House in 2014.[4] He defeated John Cox, David Dohner and David Seaward in the Republican primary on August 19, 2014. Young will face Forrest Dunbar (D) and Jim McDermott (L) in the general election.

Biography

Young was born in Meridian, California. He earned his A.A. from Yuba Junior College in 1952 and his B.A. from California State University in 1958.[5]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Young's academic, professional and political career:[6]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Young serves on the following committees:[7][8]

  • Natural Resources Committee
    • Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, Chair
    • Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
    • Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
  • Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
    • Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
    • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
    • Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

2011-2012

Young served on the following committees:[9]

  • Natural Resources Committee
    • Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, Chair
    • Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
  • Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
    • Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
    • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
    • Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[10] For more information pertaining to Young's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[11]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Young voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[12]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Young voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[13]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Young voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[14]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[15] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[16][17] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[17] Young voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[18][19] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[19] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[20] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Young voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[18]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[21] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[22] Young voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[23]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[24] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Young voted for HR 2775.[25]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Neutral/Abstain Young did not vote on HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[26]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Neutral/Abstain Young did not vote on House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[27] The vote largely followed party lines.[28]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Neutral/Abstain Young did not vote on House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[29]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Young voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[30]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[31] Young joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[32][33]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Young voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[34]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Don Young's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Young is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative. Young received a score of 26 percent on social issues and 80 percent on economic issues.[35]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[36]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Neutral
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Neutral
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Opposes Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[35]

ISIS

Following President Barack Obama's speech on September 10, 2014, about military action against ISIS, Young agreed with Senator Lisa Murkowski that action needed to be taken and that the U.S. needed to do more to gain the support of other countries in the region. He said, "As Americans, we cannot turn a blind eye to what is happening."[37]

Campaign themes

2014

Young's official website lists the following issues:[38]

  • Alaska Energy Issues
Excerpt: "The high price of energy hasn’t been felt harder anywhere than it has in Alaska. While gas prices are again looking to surpass $4/gallon, no long-term energy plan has been enacted since the last price spike in 2008. Much of rural Alaska is experiencing prices over $7/gallon, and this is simply unacceptable because we all know that we can do better. Whether it is the price of fuel or electricity, Alaskans are, in many cases, needlessly suffering with high prices."
  • Budget
Excerpt: "Our national economy has, no doubt, undergone recent economic setbacks. As a result, Alaskans and Americans nationwide have been forced to reduce spending in order to pay for basic necessities. However, with the introduction of H.Con.Res. 85 (the President’s FY2010 Budget), the federal government appears to believe that a massive increase in spending is the best solution. I completely disagree, which is why I voted against H.Con.Res. 85 when it came to the House floor for a vote."
  • Defense
Excerpt: "It is vital that we provide the best training possible to our men and women in the military. The Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC) has the potential to be the premier training grounds for all branches of our military. From the immense air and land space to the water along Alaska’s vast coastline, our troops can work together in joint training operations and prepare for real world war scenarios."
  • Education
Excerpt: "As a former teacher, I am committed to providing our nation’s children with the best possible education. I firmly believe in the original goals of NCLB, but I understand that a “one size fits all” approach to student achievement is not possible. It is time we address the law’s shortcomings and pass meaningful reform legislation."
  • Energy Independence
Excerpt: "Said quite simply--America must become energy independent. We have no other choice unless we are prepared to continue financing foreign governments. But the good news is that we have the ability to, and that Alaska can lead the way. It is no secret that 65% of all oil consumed in the U.S. comes from foreign sources, and domestic oil production has reached lows not seen since 1947."

Campaign finance investigation

On March 19, 2013, the House Ethics Committee appointed an investigative panel to examine charges of misuse of campaign funds that were brought against Young by a former campaign aide. These charges alleged that he had spent money intended for campaigns on hunting trips and charter flights in Alaska. Other charges that were being by the panel include assertions that he took hunting trips between 2001 and 2007 that were funded by an anonymous third party and which were not properly disclosed under House financial disclosure rules. A spokesman for Young stated that he, “has cooperated with the committee and will continue to do so.”[39] The chair selected for the panel was Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan. The other members of the panel were Texas Republican Rep. Mac Thornberry and Massachusetts Democratic Reps. Michael Capuano and William Keating.[40]

As a result of the investigation, Young was fined nearly $60,000 for using campaign funds for personal use, accepting unethical gifts and taking inappropriate trips. The committee examined 25 trips that Young and his family took between 2001 and 2013 and ruled that 15 of them were inappropriate. Young is required to repay the money he received with personal funds to his campaign and others that gave him gifts.[41]

Elections

2014

See also: Alaska's At-Large Congressional District elections, 2014

Young is seeking re-election to his 21st term representing Alaska's At-Large Congressional District in 2014.[42] According to a July 2013 poll, he had a 47 percent approval and 43 percent disapproval.[43]

Young defeated John Cox, David Dohner and David Seaward in the Republican primary on August 19, 2014. He will face Forrest Dunbar (D) and Jim McDermott (L) in the general election.[44]

U.S. House, Alaska's At-Large District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDon Young Incumbent 74.3% 79,393
John Cox 13.6% 14,497
David Seaward 7.1% 7,604
David Dohner 5% 5,373
Total Votes 106,867
Source: Alaska Secretary of State

2012

See also: Alaska's At-Large Congressional District elections, 2012

Young won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Alaska's at-large District. He defeated John R. Cox and Terre Gales in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He then defeated Sharon Cissna (D), Jim McDermott (L) and Ted Gianoutsos (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[45][46][47]

U.S. House, Alaska At-Large General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon Young 63.9% 185,296
     Democratic Sharon M. Cissna 28.6% 82,927
     Libertarian Jim C. McDermott 5.2% 15,028
     NA Ted Gianoutsos 1.9% 5,589
Total Votes 289,804
Source: Alaska Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Alaska at-large District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDon Young Incumbent 78.6% 58,789
John Cox 14.9% 11,179
Terre Gales 6.5% 4,841
Total Votes 74,809

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Young attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Young is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Young raised a total of $11,373,239 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[68]

Don Young's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Alaska, At-large district) Won $1,003,531
2010 US House (Alaska, At-large district) Won $1,001,015
2008 US House (Alaska, At-large district) Won $1,407,578
2006 US House (Alaska, At-large district) Won $1,919,782
2004 US House (Alaska, At-large district) Won $2,482,929
2002 US House (Alaska, At-large district) Won $2,260,826
2000 US House (Alaska, At-large district) Won $1,297,578
Grand Total Raised $11,373,239


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Young's reports.[69]

Don Young (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[70]April 11, 2013$508,299.46$61,942.22$(64,668.17)$505,573.51
July Quarterly[71]July 12, 2013$505,573.51$63,076.05$(51,683.50)$516,966.06
October Quarterly[72]October 9, 2013$516,966.06$175,657.87$(59,916.62)$632,707.31
Year-End[73]January 23, 2014$632,707$107,679$(60,621)$679,765
April Quarterly[74]April 10, 2014$679,765$77,772$(62,199)$695,338
July Quarterly[75]July 14, 2014$695,338$131,258$(236,784)$589,812
Pre-Primary[76]August 6, 2014$589,812$13,865$(37,339)$566,338
Running totals
$631,250.14$(573,211.29)

2012

Young won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Young's campaign committee raised a total of $1,003,531 and spent $665,974.[77] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[78]

Cost per vote

Young spent $3.59 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Young won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Young's campaign committee raised a total of $1,001,015 and spent $887,310.[79]

His top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Young's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $495,008 and $1,250,000. That averages to $872,504, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Young ranked as the 222nd most wealthy representative in 2012.[80] Between 2004 and 2012, Young's calculated net worth[81] increased by an average of 28 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[82]

Don Young Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$271,651
2012$872,504
Growth from 2004 to 2012:221%
Average annual growth:28%[83]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[84]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Young received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Oil & Gas industry.

From 1989-2014, 26.33 percent of Young's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[85]

Don Young Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $16,796,486
Total Spent $16,580,301
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Oil & Gas$1,238,763
Lawyers/Law Firms$826,997
General Contractors$813,385
Transportation Unions$803,314
Sea Transport$739,451
% total in top industry7.38%
% total in top two industries12.3%
% total in top five industries26.33%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Young is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Young received in June 2013.[86]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[87]

Young most often votes with:

Young least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Young missed 3,699 of 24,839 roll call votes from March 1973 to July 2014. This amounts to 14.9 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[88]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Young paid his congressional staff a total of $1,104,360 in 2011. He ranked 231st on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 62nd overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Alaska ranked 1st in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[89]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Young was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Young's staff was given an apparent $1,022.22 in bonus money.[90]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Young ranked 199th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[91]

2012

Young ranked 222nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[92]

2011

Young ranked 200th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[93]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Young voted with the Republican Party 89.6 percent of the time, which ranked 213th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[94]

2013

Young voted with the Republican Party 97.5 percent of the time, which ranked 92nd among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[95]

Personal

Young is a widower and has two children. In October 2013, Young became the longest serving Republican in the House.[1] He is engaged to remarry Anne Garland Walton.[96]

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External links


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  81. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  82. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  83. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  84. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Nick Begich
U.S. House of Representatives - Alaska, At-large
1973-Present
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Alaska State Senate
1970-1973
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Alaska House of Representatives
1966-1970
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Mayor, Fort Yukon
1964-1966
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