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Richard Young, Jr.'s Biography

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Full Name:

Richard D. Young, Jr.




Wife: Ashira; 5 Children: Bridget, Angela, Jennifer, Victoria, Richard; 2 Stepchildren: Amanda, Nick

Birth Date:


Home City:

Milltown, IN

AB, Behavioral Sciences, Vincennes University

Former Auditor, Crawford County

Former Delegate, Democratic State Convention

Former Minority Leader Pro Tempore, Indiana State Senate

Candidate, Indiana State Senate, District 47, 2014

Minority Leader Pro Tempore, Indiana State Senate, 2008-2014

Senator, Indiana State Senate, 1988-2014

Minority Floor Leader, Indiana State Senate, 1996-2008

Appointed, Senator, Indiana State Senate, 1988

Co-Founder/Member, Rural Caucus, 2009-present

Member, Administrative Rules Oversight Commission, present

Member, Agriculture and Energy Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, present

Member, Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, present

Member, Lobby Registration Commission, present

Former Board Member, Area 15 Regional Planning Commission

Former Member, Corrections, Criminal and Civil Matters Committee, Indiana State Senate

Member, Governor's Commission for a Drug Free Indiana

Board Member, P.A.C.T. Community Corrections Council and Violent Crimes Task Force

Former Chair, Planning and Policy Commission, Federal Jobs Program

Former Member, Subcommittee on Civil Matters, Indiana State Senate

Secretary, Crawford County Democrat Central Committee, 1986-1988

Owner, Farmer, Blue River Valley Farms, present

Former Board Chair/President, E and S Distributors, Incorporated

Member, Advisory Board, Partners in Education

Chair, Advisory Committee, Future Farmers of America of Crawford County

Member, Chamber of Commerce

Member, Community Mental Health Council

Former President, Crawford County 4-H Council

Former Board Member, Crawford County Cattleman Association

Member, Farm Bureau

Former Board Member, Harrison Crawford Pork Producers

Former Board Member, Hoosier Falls Private Industry

Former Board Member, Hoosier Uplands Area Agency for the Aging

Member, Indiana Beekeepers Association

Member, Legislative Effectiveness Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, present

Member, Lions Club

Former Board Member, Southern Hills Community Mental Health Council