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Richard Young, Jr.'s Biography
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Richard D. Young, Jr.
Wife: Ashira; 5 Children: Bridget, Angela, Jennifer, Victoria, Richard; 2 Stepchildren: Amanda, Nick
AB, Behavioral Sciences, Vincennes University
Former Auditor, Crawford County
Former Delegate, Democratic State Convention
Former Minority Leader Pro Tempore, Indiana State Senate
Senator, Indiana State Senate, 1988-2014
Minority Leader Pro Tempore, Indiana State Senate, 2008-2014
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
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
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
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