Jesse L. Young
|Jesse L. Young|
|Washington House of Representatives District 26a|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Tacoma’s Wilson High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Notre Dame|
|Place of birth||Boise, ID|
|Profession||Senior Business Technology Consultant|
Young earned his Bachelor's in Management Information Systems from Notre Dame. He was a systems consultant in Silicon Valley and then traveled around consulting. In 2007, he became the Senior Business Technology Consultant at Russell Investments.
Young's campaign website highlights the following issues:
- Excerpt: "The 26th District offers a diversity of job opportunities, and I’m committed to protecting and growing: Blue-collar, family-wage jobs that are supported by the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and the multitude of ancillary businesses in the surrounding areas."
- Excerpt: "We face significant challenges in providing access to affordable health care and insurance. I’m committed to addressing these. Obamacare is driving up insurance costs for many middle-income people, and for small business owners. There are a number of alternatives that will better meet the needs of citizens of the 26th District."
- Excerpt: "Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has not always been a good steward of our hard-earned tax dollars. To keep our ferries and roads properly funded, we need a better-run and cost-effective transportation system."
- Excerpt: "Last, but certainly not least, the State has fallen behind on K-12 achievement and we must catch up. This is crucial if our children are to compete in a global marketplace."
Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Jesse L. Young (R) and Nathan Schlicher (D) defeated Bill Scheidler (R) in the primary. Young and Schlicher will face off in the general election.
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Missed Votes Report
In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session. The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes. Young missed 0 votes in a total of 513 roll calls.
In 2014, Young's endorsements include the following:
- Washington Housing Alliance Action Fund
- Pierce County Republican Party
- Human Life Political Action Committee
- State Senator Jan Angel, 26th District (R)
- State Representative Tim Sheldon, 35th District (D)
- State Representative Elizabeth Scott, 39th District (R)
- Patty Lent, Bremerton Mayor
- State Representative Drew MacEwen, 35th District, pos. 2 (R)
- State Representative Hans Zeiger, 25th District (R)
Young and his wife, Jennie, live in Gig Harbor. They have five children.
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- Kitsap Sun, "Councils appoint Jesse Young and Graham Hunt to state House seats," January 17, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 17, 2014
- Jesse Young for State Rep., "Jesse Young's Solutions," accessed July 15, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 20, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "August 5, 2014 Primary Results," accessed August 5, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 23, 2014
- Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- Jesse Young for State Rep., "Endorsements," accessed July 15, 2014
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