R. Michael Young

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R. Michael Young
Member of the Indiana Senate
from the 35th district
Assumed office
November 8, 2000[1]
Preceded by Morris Mills
Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
from the 92nd district
In office
November 4, 1992[2] – November 8, 2000
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Phillip D. Hinkle[3]
Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
from the 48th district
In office
November 5, 1986[4] – November 4, 1992
Preceded by Paul Burkley
Succeeded by Dean R. Mock
Personal details
Born (1951-05-14) May 14, 1951 (age 67)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Political party Republican
Children 3[5]
Residence Indianapolis, Indiana
Alma mater Indiana University South Bend (BA)
Indiana University School of Law (JD)
Occupation Attorney

R. Michael Young is a Republican member of the Indiana Senate, representing the 35th District since his appointment in December 2000.[6] He succeeded Morris Mills.[7] He was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 1986.[8] In 1992, Young was redistricted and was reelected to the 92nd district.[9] Young previously served on the Marion County Board of Zoning Appeals from 1980-1982. He ran for the United States House of Representatives for Indiana's 4th Congressional District in 2002[10] and in 2010.[11]

One of 20 Indiana State Senators who according to the Indianapolis Star Newspaper unfairly targeted the specialty license plates of the Indiana Youth Group, resulting in not only the Indiana Youth Group having their specialty plates revoked but also those of 4-H and The Greenway Foundation. Senator Young was one of 20 Indiana State Senators who signed a letter to the BMV to have the specialty plates for IYG revoked as a direct attack because IYG provides a safe place for LGBT teenagers.

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