Leon Young

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Leon Young
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 16
Incumbent
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday07/04/1967
Place of birthLos Angeles, CA
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Financial Institutions
Housing and Real Estate
Insurance
State and Federal Relations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Young won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 16. Young was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14[2] and the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeon Young Incumbent 98.8% 16,881
     Scattering 1.2% 208
Total Votes 17,089

2010

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%

2008

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

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

Wisconsin State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Leon Young's campaign in 2010
Realtors PAC (Group)$500
Northwestern Mutual Life$500
Tavern League Of Wisconsin$500
Jones, Jerrel$500
United Transportation Union$500
Total Raised in 2010 $11,790

2008

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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Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 16
1992–present
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