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Joshua Young

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Joshua Young
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Candidate for
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 74
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Caln Township Commissioner
2005-present
Education
High schoolCoatesville Area Senior High School, 2000
Bachelor'sSlippery Rock University, 2004
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joshua Young was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 74 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Young has served as Caln Township Commissioner since he was first elected in 2005.[1]

Biography

Young earned his B.A. in Political Science from Slippery Rock University in 2004. His professional experience includes serving as vice-president of his family business, Young's Garage Inc.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Young's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Jobs & Economy

  • Excerpt: "As State Representative, Joshua will continue to look for innovative ways to foster a strong relationship between business and government for the benefit of everyone."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Joshua Young will use his experience on the Council of Trustees for Slippery Rock University to address post-secondary education issues and the exploding cost of college. Joshua is committed to effective workforce development through cooperation and collaboration between educators and job creators. Together, we will make education the doorway to opportunity again."

Environment

  • Excerpt: "Commissioner Joshua Young will continue to be an advocate for the environment. He will stand up for the right of Pennsylvanians to have clean air and water and a safe environment by standing up to powerful interests like the gas industry. Joshua knows that economic growth and development is important, but that it must be handled responsibly and protecting our environment for future generations must be our number one priority. Joshua Young started the Caln Green Task Force and successfully fought for the Coatesville Solar Initiative."

Equality

  • Excerpt: "I believe that discrimination of any kind is inherently wrong. It is my hope that by having the courage to step up as a public figure, community leader and elected official who also happens to be gay, that I will empower others who face discrimination to do the same, and make it easier for future generations to live their lives openly and without fear."

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Harry Lewis, Jr. was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Joshua Maxwell defeated Joshua Young in the Democratic primary. Lewis and Maxwell will face off in the general election.[3][4]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Young's endorsements included the following:[5]

  • Former State Representative Tom Houghton
  • State Representative and Downingtown native Brian Sims
  • South Coatesville Borough Councilor and President of the Western Chester County Council of Governments Terry Bruno
  • Coatesville City Councilwoman Marie Hess
  • President Emeritus of Slippery Rock University Robert Smith
  • Former South Coatesville Councilor Carol Puoci
  • Pennsylvania Democratic Committee LGBT Caucus Chair Alex Reber
  • Former Caln Commissioner Jim Mayrides
  • Chester County Democratic Party Secretary and Caln Committee person Adam Thomas
  • Former Caln Commissioner Vince Rose

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