Michael Young

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Michael Young
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Indiana State Senate District 35
Incumbent
In office
2000-present
Term ends
November 9, 2016
Years in position 14
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsNo
Prior offices
Indiana House of Representatives
1986-2000
Personal
BirthdayMay 14, 1951
ProfessionAttorney, political consultant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
R. Michael Young (b. May 14, 1951) is a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. He previously served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1986 to 2000.

Biography

Young earned his B.A. from Indiana University at Indianapolis in 1985. His professional experience includes working Management for Holiday Park Realty, as Managing Partner for Phoenix Development and Political Consultant for R.M. Young.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Young served on the following committees:

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Economic Development and Technology
Corrections and Criminal Law, Chair
Judiciary

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Young served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Young served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2012

Young won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana State Senate District 35. Young defeated Daniel Kinnamon in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated Mark Waterfill (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Indiana State Senate, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Mark Waterfill 43.3% 17,897
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Young Incumbent 56.7% 23,425
Total Votes 41,322
Indiana State Senate, District 35 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngR. Michael Young Incumbent 63.9% 6,961
Daniel Kinnamon 36.1% 3,929
Total Votes 10,890

Endorsements

Young was endorsed by the National Rifle Association in the State Senate race in 2012.[3]

2008

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Michael Young won re-election to the Indiana State Senate District 35 receiving 22,861 votes, ahead of Democrat Michael Cesnik receiving 18,987 votes.[4]

Indiana State Senate, District 35 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Young (R) 22,861
Michael Cesnik (D) 18,987

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Young is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Young raised a total of $375,663 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[5]

Michael Young's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State Senate, District 35 Won $95,044
2010 Indiana State Senate, District 35 Not up for election $24,042
2008 Indiana State Senate, District 35 Won $41,816
2006 Indiana State Senate, District 35 Not up for election $34,690
2004 Indiana State Senate, District 35 Won $43,418
2002 Indiana State Senate, District 35 Not up for election $21,067
2000 Indiana State Senate, District 35 Won $60,782
1998 Indiana House of Representatives, District 92 Won $17,125
1996 Indiana House of Representatives, District 92 Won $24,505
1994 Indiana House of Representatives, District 92 Won $13,174
Grand Total Raised $375,663

2012

Young won re-election to the Indiana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Young raised a total of $95,044.
Indiana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Young's campaign in 2012
Indiana Republican Party$23,334
Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana$5,000
Romar Concepts Llc$4,544
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association$4,000
Zink Properties$3,500
Total Raised in 2012$95,044
Source:Follow the Money

2008

In 2008, Young collected $41,816 in donations.[6]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana $2,550
Indiana Land Title Association $1,500
Insurance Institute of Indiana $1,500
Richard Deer $1,250
AT&T $1,250
JP Morgan Chase & Co. $1,250
United Transportation Union $1,200
Wayne Township GOP Club $1,000
Vision Concepts $1,000
Monarch Beverage $1,000
Indiana Beverage Alliance $1,000
Richard Deer $1,000

Personal

Young has three children.

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2014

In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 6 through March 14.[7]

2013

In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 7 through April 29.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Indiana State Senate District 35
2000–present
Succeeded by
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