Karen Lewis Young

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Karen Lewis Young
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Candidate for
Maryland House of Delegates, District 3A
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sFranklin and Marshall College
Master'sColumbia University (M.A., M.B.A.)
Campaign website
Karen Lewis Young is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 3A of the Maryland House of Delegates.[1]


Campaign themes


Young's website highlights the following campaign themes:

I. Education
  • Keep MD’s public schools #1 in the nation
  • Expanded Pre-K
  • Greater investment in technology
  • Renewed emphasis on career and vocational training
  • Partnerships for mentoring and apprenticeships with business and education
  • Strong support of STEM programs
  • Integrate financial literacy into the curriculum
  • Support higher education center

II. Economic Prosperity

  • Must have an educated, skilled workforce
  • Increase efforts to encourage business retention, expansion and attraction by creating more competitive business climate
  • Support tax equity efforts between the municipalities and counties
  • Support downtown hotel and conference center
  • Support business incubation programs
  • Tax credits for targeted investments
  • Training programs for unemployed and under-employed
  • Review corporate tax loopholes

III. Transportation

  • Long-term transportation plan (Please read my commentary in the FNP: More creatively planning and paying for infrastructure)
  • Reinforce the relationship between transportation decisions and land use decisions
  • Greater connectivity of existing roads and infrastructure
  • Expand options for public transportation, cycling and walking
  • Establish separate funding streams for roads and transit
  • Ensure that Frederick gets our fair share of state and federal funding

IV. Environmental Sustainability

  • Clean air
  • Clean regional and local waterways
  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Preserve farm land
  • Provide for public open space
  • Pursue the principles of Smart Growth[2][3]



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Carol L. Krimm and Karen Lewis Young defeated Nicholas Bouquet and Roger Wilson in the Democratic primary, while Paul Smith and Victoria Wilkins were unopposed in the Republican primary.[4][5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 3A Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCarol L. Krimm 36.3% 3,087
Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Lewis Young 34.5% 2,938
Roger Wilson 22.8% 1,938
Nicholas Bouquet 6.4% 549
Total Votes 8,512



In 2014, Young's endorsements include:[6]

  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Clean Water Action

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