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Ronald Young
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Maryland State Senate District 3
In office
January 12, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 4
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Frederick
Associate'sFrederick Community College, 1962
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland-College Park, 1967
OtherM.Ed, Western Maryland College, 1970
Date of birthOctober 9, 1940
Place of birthFrederick, Maryland
ProfessionConsultant, Commercial Real Estate Sales
Office website
For the 2012 Kansas House candidate, see Ronald L. Young.

Ronald N. Young (b. October 19, 1940) is a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He previously served as the Mayor of the city of Frederick from 1974 to 1990.


Young earned his B.A. in History and Government from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1967 and his M.Ed. from Western Maryland College in 1970. His professional experience includes working as a consultant in commercial real estate sales, college instructor, newspaper columnist in Frederick, Maryland, and Town Manager for the Town of Indian Head.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Young served on the following committees:

Maryland Committee Assignments, 2015
Education, Health & Environmental Affairs
Federal Relations


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

Note: Young also served on the Special Subcommittee on Program Open Space/Agricultural Land Preservation, the Subcommittee on Environment and the Subcommittee on Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.



See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Ronald Young was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Corey Stottlemyer was unopposed in the Republican primary. Young defeated Stottlemyer in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland State Senate District 3, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Young Incumbent 50.9% 18,307
     Republican Corey Stottlemyer 49.1% 17,693
Total Votes 36,000


See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Young defeated Republican incumbent Alex Mooney by a margin of 22,710 to 21,666 in the November 2 general election.[3]

In the September 14 primary election, Young defeated Don DeArmon by a margin of 4,892 to 2,523.[4]

Maryland State Senate, District 3 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ronald Young (D) 22,710 51.2%
Alex Mooney (R) 21,666 48.8%
Maryland State Senate, District 3 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ronald Young 4,684 65.7%
Don DeArmon 2,449 34.3%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Young raised $95,735 in contributions.[5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Seiu 1199 $6,000
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $6,000
MD State Education Assoc Fund For Children & Public Ed $6,000
Service Employees DC & Maryland State Council 54 $6,000


Young is married and has five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alex Mooney
Maryland State Senate District 3
Succeeded by