Leon Young

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Leon Young
Leon Young 2009.jpg
Young in 2009
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 16th district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1967-07-04) July 4, 1967 (age 50)
Los Angeles, California
Political party Democratic
Residence Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Occupation former police officer

Leon D. Young (born July 4, 1967) is a former police officer who has been a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 16th Assembly District, since his 1992 election.

Gaining office[edit]

In 1992, his aunt, incumbent Marcia P. Coggs, waited until just hours before the deadline for filing nomination papers to announce her retirement. Only one potential competitor had time to file nomination papers, since no challengers had planned to file against Coggs for the Democratic nomination (tantamount to election in this heavily-African-American, reliably Democratic district).[1] (Wisconsin's statutes have been changed to prevent such a surprise being repeated.[2]) Young was elected to his aunt’s seat and has been re-elected ever since.


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