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Leon Young

Leon Young
Young in 2009
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 16th district
In office
1993 – Present
Personal details
Born (1967-07-04) July 4, 1967
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

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.


  1. ^ Jul. 23, 1992; p. 9A.Milwaukee SentinelRinard, Amy. "Marcia Coggs' nephew faces primary in bid for Assembly."
  2. ^ Jan. 4, 1995Milwaukee JournalWalker, Laurel. "New law extends election filing deadlines"

External links

  • Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Leon D. Young official government website
  • Profile at Project Vote Smart
  • Map of the 16th district as created by the Federal Court Redistricting Decision dated May 22, 2002, effective as of May 30, 2002
  • Follow the Money - Leon D. Young
    • 2008 2006 2004 2002 2000 1998 campaign contributions
  • Campaign 2008 campaign contributions at Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
  • Leon Young Faces Three Challengers in the 16th District Lisa Kaiser,, August 20, 2008
  • , January 2009Milwaukee Magazine ’s periodic legislative surveys, Young, 41, remains the worst of the worst after 16 years in the Assembly." Milwaukee Magazine"An inevitable bottom-dweller inEisen, Marc. "In Dubious Battle: WORST LEGISLATORS."
  • , Sept 11, 2008Milwaukee Journal SentinelKane, Eugene. "Rep. Leon Young hasn’t taken visible stance on many issues"
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