David Young, a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination in the May primary election for 22nd District state representative, was in Franklin on Jan. 7.
Young, of Scottsville, came to the offices of The Franklin Favorite and WFKN and talked about why he is seeking the Democratic nomination.
“I thought maybe as a former educator, retired teacher, coach and principal at the high school in Allen County, I thought I had a lot to offer,” Young said. “I thought I could go to Frankfort and have a strong voice as Wilson (Stone) did in all the issues coming up that are going to be so important to all these counties and people in these counties, educators, law enforcement, farmers, everyone that is going to be involved in a lot of bills that are going to be coming up.
And, I thought maybe I could just be the one that could have that strong voice and get the bills that this area needs passed in the legislature.”
Young is a former principal at Allen County-Scottsville High School and was also a safety coordinator for the Allen County School System. He is a former assistant football coach, assistant girls basketball coach and head girls basketball coach at Allen County-Scottsville High School.
He is married and has two daughters.
Current 22nd District State Representative Wilson Stone is not seeking reelection and is in his final year in office.
The 22nd State House District consists of all of Simpson County and Allen County along with a portion of southern Warren County.
The deadline to file as a candidate for the May 19 primary election was Jan. 10.