Leon Young

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Leon Young
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 16
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 22
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth07/04/1967
Place of birthLos Angeles, CA
Office website
Leon Young (b. July 4, 1967) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 16th District since 1993.

A former police officer/police aide, Young is a member of a number of organizations, including 100 Black Men, Urban Emphasis Committee, Boy Scouts of America, Harambee Ombudsman Project, Revitalization Committee, Martin Luther King Community Center, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Young has been appointed to these committees:


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



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Young is running in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 16. Young was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[2] No Republican filed to run for this seat. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[3]


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Young was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 16. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010. Young defeated Democrat James Dieter in the September 14, 2010 primary election. [4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 16 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Leon Young (D) 1,767 69.68%
James Dieter (D) 753 29.69%


On November 4, 2008, Young won re-election to Assembly District 16, receiving 98.81% of the vote.[5]

Wisconsin Assembly District 16
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Leon Young (D) 19,200
Scattering 232

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-99 Educational materials and supplies paid for by eligible educator: individual income tax deduction up to set amount created; federal law re deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers adopted;
  • AB-248 Alcohol licensed premises in a public park within a 1st class city: customers permitted to bring in and consume beer and intoxicating liquor purchased elsewhere
  • AB-249 Election and voting law changes re deceptive election practices and voter intimidation, suppression, and protection; voter's bill of rights, GAB duties, report, and penalty provisions;

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.

Campaign donors


In 2010, Young received $11,790 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]


The top 5 donors to Young's 2008 campaign:[7]

Donor Amount
Tavern League of Wisconsin $750
Young, Leon D $745
WI AFSCME Councils 40 & 48 $500
AT&T $500
Steamfitters Local 601 $500

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