Todd Young

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Todd C. Young
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U.S. House, Indiana, District 9
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBaron Hill (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,784,008
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolCarmel High School (1990)
Bachelor'sUnited States Naval Academy
Master'sUniversity of Chicago , University of London’s Institute of United States Studies
J.D.Indiana University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1995-2000
Personal
BirthdayAugust 24, 1972
Place of birthLancaster, Pennsylvania
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$97,501
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Todd C. Young campaign logo
Todd Christopher Young (b. August 24, 1972, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Young was elected by voters from Indiana's 9th congressional district. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 2010.

Young won re-election on November 6, 2012.[1] He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democratic nominee Shelli Yoder in the general election.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Young is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Young was born was born August 24, 1972 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. [3]

Education:[3]

  • 1990: Carmel High School.[3]
  • 1995: United States Naval Academy, with honors
  • University of Chicago, MBA with a concentration in economics
  • School of Advanced Study in London, MA
  • 2006: Indiana University, J.D.


After graduating from high school, Young enlisted in the U.S. Navy with the goal of attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Young accepted a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1995.[3] After serving a decade in the military, Young spent a year in England, where he wrote a thesis on the economic history of Midwestern agriculture and earned an MA from the School of Advanced Study in London.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Young serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Young voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Indiana's 9th congressional district elections, 2014

Young is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election.The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Indiana's 9th congressional district elections, 2012

Young ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Indiana's 9th District. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democratic nominee Shelli Yoder in the November 6 general election.[2]

U.S. House, Indiana District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Shelli Yoder 44.6% 132,848
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Young Incumbent 55.4% 165,332
Total Votes 298,180
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"

Redistricting

In redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[7] Young, representative from Indiana's 9th congressional district ranked 10th on the list.[7] The article notes that in the redistricting process, controlled by Republicans, Young benefited from taking pockets of Republicans from Larry Bucshon’s district next door in the 8th district and adding them into Young's 9th district, resulting in a vulnerable District 8.[7]

The Howey Political Report claims that the 2011 redistricting changed this district into a republican stronghold, changing its traditional character as a swing district, for now. Brian Howey, of the Howey Political Report, estimates the district as only 53% Republican, but thinks that this year's election will favor Young.[8]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Young is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Young raised a total of $3,784,008 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.[10]

Todd Young's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Indiana, District 9) Won $1,819,056
2010 U.S. House (Indiana, District 9) Won $1,964,952
Grand Total Raised $3,784,008

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Young's reports.[11]

Todd C. Young (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]4/15/2013$10,290.48$24,155.00$(60,232.75)$194,212.73
July Quarterly[13]7/15/2013$194,212.73$270,682$(99,924.20)$264,970.53
Running totals
$294,837$(160,156.95)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Young's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Young won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Young's campaign committee raised a total of $1,819,056 and spent $1,823,459.[14] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[15]

Cost per vote

Young spent $11.03 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Young's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Young won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Young's campaign committee raised a total of $1,964,852 and spent $1,950,159.[16]

U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana's 9th Congressional District, 2010 - Todd Young Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,964,852
Total Spent $1,950,159
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $2,167,449
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $2,167,570
Top contributors to Todd Young's campaign committee
Club for Growth$65,400
Hillenbrand Inc$22,538
Weaver Popcorn$17,800
Rogers Group$17,350
Gant Travel$16,800
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$118,342
Leadership PACs$82,000
Republican/Conservative$77,725
Building Materials & Equipment$51,500
Mining$50,215

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Young is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 18, 2013.[17]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[18]

Young most often votes with:

Young least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Young missed 10 of 1,695 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 0.6%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[19]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Young paid his congressional staff a total of $747,084 in 2011. He ranked 24th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 26th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Indiana ranked 35th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[20]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Young's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$489,995 and $684,998. That averages to $97,501, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 50.00% from 2010.[21]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Young's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-4,997 and $134,999. That averages to $65,001, which was lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[22]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Young ranked 71st in the conservative rankings in 2012.[23]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Young ranked 76th in the conservative rankings.[24]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Todd C. Young has voted with the Republican Party 96.3% of the time, which ranked 118th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[25]

District 9

In 2011 redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[7] Young ranked 10th on the list.[7] The article notes that in the redistricting process, controlled by Republicans, Young benefited from taking pockets of Republicans from Larry Bucshon’s district next door in the 8th district and adding them into Young's 9th district.[7]

Personal

Young and his wife, Jenny, currently live in Bloomington, Indiana, and have four young children: a son, Tucker, and three daughters, Annalise, Abigail and Ava.[3]

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Indiana"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Indiana Secretary of State "2012 Primary Election Results," May 8, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Congressman Todd C. Young "About Todd" Accessed November 5, 2011
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Congressman Todd Young "Committees" Accessed November 5, 2011
  6. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 The Hill "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012
  8. WIBC "Redistricting Reshuffles Congressional Races to Watch" Accessed October 16, 2012
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. Open Secrets "Todd C. Young" Accessed April 7, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission "Todd C. Young 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 24, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 25, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 25, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Todd Young 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  15. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Todd C. Young 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 5, 2011
  17. Gov Track "Young" Accessed June 18, 2013
  18. OpenCongress, "Rep. Todd C. Young," Accessed August 1, 2013
  19. GovTrack, "Jo Young," Accessed April 1, 2013
  20. LegiStorm "Todd C. Young"
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Young (R-Ind), 2011"
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Young, (R-Indiana), 2010"
  23. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  24. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  25. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Baron Hill
U.S. House of Representatives - Indiana District 9
2011–present
Succeeded by
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