|Vermont House of Representatives Orleans-Caledonia-1|
|2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Computer Science, University of Vermont|
|Birthday||May 29, 1978|
|Place of birth||Newport, VT|
Young studied computer science and mathematics at the University of Vermont and outdoor education at Prescott College in Arizona.
Young is a lead programmer with Nekinfo and the owner of Think or Sink, a web development and internet marketing company. He previously worked and sat on the board of directors for Old School Builders, co-founded the Parker Pie Company and helped to re-open the Lake Parker Country Store. Young was elected Justice of the Peace in the town of Glover in 2006.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Young served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce and Economic Development|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Young served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Economic Development|
|• Legislative Information Technology|
Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Orleans-Caledonia has two state representatives. Incumbent Sam Young and Chris Braithwaite were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Vicki Strong and Devin Small were unopposed in the Republican primary. Young and Strong defeated Braithwaite and Small in the general election.
|Vermont House of Representatives Orleans-Caledonia District, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Sam Young Incumbent||30.8%||1,436|
|Republican||Vicki Strong Incumbent||28.4%||1,326|
Young won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Orleans-Caledonia. Young was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Sam Young ran for the Vermont House of Representatives Orleans-Caledonia 1 in 2010. He ran against John Rogers in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010. He is opposed by Linda Johnson (R), Vicki Strong (R), Nancy Potak (P), and John Rogers (D) in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Orleans-Caledonia 1 General Election (2010)|
|Vicki Strong (R)||1,244|
|Sam Young (D)||1,125|
|John Rogers (D)||1,122|
|Linda Johnson (R)||1,043|
|Nancy Potak (Vermont Progressive Party)||916|
Comprehensive donor information for Young is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Young raised a total of $6,496 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Sam Young's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Orleans-Caledonia||$2,139|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Orleans-Caledonia-1||$4,357|
|Grand Total Raised||$6,496|
2012Young won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Young raised a total of $2,139.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sam Young's campaign in 2012|
|Vermont Association Of Realtors||$200|
|Contribution By Candidate Or Candidates Immediate Family||$150|
|Lorber, Jason P||$125|
|Total Raised in 2012||$2,139|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, when Young first won election to the House, he collected $4,357 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Orleans County Democratic Committee||$350|
|Vermont Democratic House Campaign||$200|
|Contribution by candidate or candidate's immediate family||$200|
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- National Federation of Independent Business in Vermont: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
- Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.
- Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
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- Vermont Conservation Voters: 2011-2012 Environmental Scorecard
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The Ethan Allen Institute, a Vermont-based free-market public policy research and education organization, released its biennial publication, the Vermont Voters' Report Card, for the years 2011-2012. The report showed how Vermont legislators in the state House and state Senate voted on key issues important to the Institute. Here's how Young voted on the selected bills:
|Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012|
|Health Provider Tax||Green Mountain Care||Education Taxation||Green Mountain Care||Property Rate Tax||Health Exchange||Green Mountain Care||Renewable Portfolio||CVPS Rebate|
Young is not married.
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- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Independent Candidates and Minor Party Candidates Nominated by Party Committee," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Major Party Nomination Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Listing," June 13, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Candidate Listing," accessed October 11, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Election Results Search," accessed April 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Young, Sam," accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Candidate summary," accessed July 4, 2011
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Sam Young's Biography," accessed November 01, 2014