Kara Young

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Kara Young
Former candidate for
Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor
Bachelor'sBoston University
Date of birthDecember 19, 1970
Place of birthHartford, Rhode Island
ReligionRoman Catholic
Kara Russo Young was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Rhode Island.[1] She withdrew from the race.[2]

Young then ran for election as Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor in 2014.[3] She lost in the primary.



See also: Rhode Island Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Young ran for election to the office of Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor.[4] Young did not win the Republican nomination in the primary on September 9. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Primary results

Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCatherine Terry Taylor 66.7% 17,722
Kara Young 33.3% 8,831
Total Votes 26,553
Election Results via Rhode Island Board of Elections.

U.S. Senate campaign

See also: United States Senate elections in Rhode Island, 2014

Young ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent Rhode Island.[1] She withdrew from the race.[2]


See also: Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Young, formerly Kara Russo, ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Rhode Island's 2nd District. She sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. She faced Michael J. Gardiner, Michael G. Riley and Donald F. Robbio in the September 11, 2012, Republican primary. Riley won the election.

U.S. House, Rhode Island District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Riley Incumbent 65.6% 5,283
Michael Gardiner 10.2% 825
Kara Russo 18.5% 1,488
Donald Robbio 5.6% 454
Total Votes 8,050

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