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Catharine Young

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Catharine Young
Catharine Young.jpg
New York Senate District 57
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 10
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2005
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
State Assembly
1998 - 2005
Bachelor'sSaint Bonaventure University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of servicePresent
Place of birthLivingston County, NY
ProfessionComm. Director/Civil Air Patrol
Office website
Catharine Young is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 57. She was first elected to the chamber in 2005.

Young served as member/Majority Whip for Cattaraugus County Legislature. She also served in the New York State Assembly from 1998 to 2005. During this time she served as Assistant Minority Leader Pro Tempore.


Young attended the State University of New York-Fredonia, and earned her BA in Mass Communication from Saint Bonaventure University. Her professional experience includes working as a News Reporter, and as a Teacher of Leadership and Communication. She is currently Director of Communications and Development for a Rehabilitation Center. She served as a Major in the Civil Air Patrol for the United States Air Force.

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Children and Families
Environmental Conservation
Housing, Construction and Community Development, Chair


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


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



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Young ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 57. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. She also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Young was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1][2]

New York State Senate, District 57, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCatharine Young Incumbent 100% 93,254
Total Votes 93,254


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Young ran in the 2010 election for New York State Senate District 57. She was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. She defeated Michael McCormick (D) in the November 2 general election.[3]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 57 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Catharine Young (R) 67,212
Michael McCormick (D) 12,121


On November 4, 2008 Catharine Young won the election for New York State Senate, District 57 with 82,766 votes.

Young raised $302,179 for her campaign.[4]

New York State Senate, District 57 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Catharine Young (R) 82,766
Christopher Schaeffer (D) 23,400

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Listed below are the largest contributors to Young's 2010 campaign.[5]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Catharine Young's campaign in 2010
New York Farm Bureau$24,910
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East$7,500
New York State Correctional Officers$7,000
James Kinley$6,000
Seneca Nation Of Indians$5,900
Total Raised in 2010 $235,866


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Catharine Young's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New York State Correctional Officers $8,050
New York State United Teachers $6,300
Constellation Brands $5,000
NTF Properties LLC $5,000
Senate Republican Campaign CMTE of New York $5,000


Young and her husband, Dick, have three children.

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