Ron Young (politician)

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Ron Young
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 61st district
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Preceded by Mark Schneider
In office
January 3, 1997-December 31, 2004
Preceded by Ray Sines
Succeeded by Timothy J. Cassell
Personal details
Born (1946-08-20) August 20, 1946 (age 70)
Canton, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Republican
Residence LeRoy Township, Lake County, Ohio, U.S.
Alma mater Kent State University, Cleveland State University
Profession Business Owner

Ron Young (born August 20, 1946) has been a member of the Ohio House of Representatives since 2011. He served in the same seat from 1997 to 2004.


Young served in the United States Army for three years, and attended Kent State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in Psychology. He taught before founding Technical Employment Services Inc. in 1981. He has been married since 1974 and has five daughters.

Ohio House of Representatives[edit]

Young first sought to replace Ray Sines in 1996, when he defeated Sines in the Republican primary by 150 votes. He also won the general election.[1] He won reelection against Democrat Jeanette Crislip in 1998 with 54.14% of the vote.[2] He won reelection with 52.1% of the vote in 2000,[3] He won a final term in 2004 with 7,000 votes over Democrat Timothy J. Cassell.[4]

Young, term-limited, initially filed to run for the Ohio Senate in 2004, but withdrew and ran for Lake County, Ohio Treasurer by filing day.

In early 2010, Young announced that he would seek to return to his former seat in the fall elections.[5] While he faced no primary opposition, he faced incumbent Mark Schneider in the general election. He defeated Schneider to with 53.14% of the vote.[6]

Young was sworn into his fifth overall term on January 3, 2011. He serves on the committees of State Government and Elections; Veterans Affairs, Criminal Justice; and Commerce and Labor (as chairman).

In 2012, Young won a second term with 54.38% over Democrat Susan McGuinness. He will be representing the 61st District, which replaces the 63rd District.

Policies and initiatives[edit]

Although Young's district has a strong blue collar population, he remained a proponent of a bill that set forth to limit collective bargaining for public employees.[7] He is especially in favor of a measure that allows workers who do not want to join the union to not have to pay dues.[8] He voted for the bill out of committee,[9] calling his vote a matter of mathematics.[10] Young voted for final passage of the bill, and stated that he believes that public employees are still properly protected.[11]

Young, along with Lynn Slaby, has proposed legislation that aims to speed up resolutions surrounding consumer lawsuits.[12]


  1. ^ Taft, Robert 1996 primary election results (1996-03-19)
  2. ^ Taft, Robert 1998 general election results (1998-11-03)
  3. ^ Blackwell, Kenneth 2000 general election results (2000-11-07)
  4. ^ Blackwell, Kenneth 2002 general election results (2002-11-02)
  5. ^ "Ohio House: Serious Candidates in Jennifer Garrison’s and Mark Schneider’s Districts". 2010-01-21. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  6. ^ Brunner, Jennifer 2010 general election results (2010-11-02)
  7. ^ Rosenkrans, Nolen (2011-03-11). "Toledo official joins testimony against Ohio labor plan". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  8. ^ Siegel, Jim (2011-03-30). "Collective-bargaining vote could come today". Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  9. ^ Bischoff, Laura (2011-03-31). "Backers defend need for bargaining bill; unions promise referendum". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  10. ^ Provance, Jim (2011-03-30). "Labor bill advanced by Ohio House committee". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  11. ^ Kovac, Marc (2011-03-31). "Tempers flare as SB 5 approved". Youngstown Vindicator. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  12. ^ Turner, Tracy (2011-06-22). "Consumers' suits target of GOP bill". Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 

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