Geoff Young

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Geoff Young
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Candidate for
Governor of Kentucky
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 20, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Master'sUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst
OtherUniversity of Kentucky (Masters)
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Geoff Young is a Democratic candidate for Governor of Kentucky in the 2015 election. He announced plans for a gubernatorial run along with lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Cherokee Schill to replace term-limited Gov. Steve Beshear (D).[1]

He was a Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections. He ran in the 6th Congressional District of Kentucky. He was defeated by Elisabeth Jensen in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[2]

He was a 2012 Green Party candidate for District 45 of the Kentucky House of Representatives.


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Young worked as an assistant director of the Kentucky Division of Energy from 1992 to 2005.[3]


  • B.S., economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1977)
  • Masters, mechanical engineering, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (1981)
  • Masters, agricultural economics, University of Kentucky (1988)



Young announced plans to run in the 2015 gubernatorial election in a press release on November 17, 2014. Young noted in this release that, "We both have highly developed BS detectors, and we will fearlessly use them against any politician who tries to deceive the people of Kentucky."[1] He filed candidacy papers with the Kentucky Secretary of State on December 1, 2014.[4]


See also: Kentucky's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Young ran for election to the U.S. House, representing the 6th Congressional District of Kentucky. He was defeated by Elisabeth Jensen in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 6 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngElisabeth Jensen 60.9% 46,727
Geoff Young 39.1% 30,035
Total Votes 76,762
Source: Kentucky State Board of Elections


See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Young ran in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 45 and was defeated by incumbent Stan Lee in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStan Lee Incumbent 66.4% 16,035
     Independent Breck Withers 24.9% 6,015
     Green Geoff Young 8.7% 2,110
Total Votes 24,160

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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Young's reports.[6]

Geoff Young (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2014$0$50,600$(1,300)$49,464
Pre-Primary[8]May 13, 2014$49,464$203$(20,532)$29,135
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