Rep. Dave Young has been a state representative since July 2011, representing east Greeley, Evans and Garden City.
On November 1st, Rep. Young announced his candidacy for State Treasurer. The election for this office will be in November 2018.
Over the past three years, Rep. Young has served as chair of the House Appropriations Committee and as a member of the Joint Budget Committee. Before that, he served as vice chair of the House Public Health and Human Services Committee, and as a member of the House Education Committee, the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee, and the House Transportation Committee. He served as co-chair of the 2013 Flood Disaster Study Committee and was a legislative member of the Community Living Advisory Group.
During his time in the Colorado legislature, he introduced and passed the Advanced Industries Accelerator Act. He was also the prime sponsor of a bill to cut business personal property tax on over 30,000 small Colorado businesses. In addition, he passed legislation for Medicaid payment reform.
This past 2017 session, he passed 15 bills including the Long Bill (the state’s budget bill). Many of his bills were focused on reforming Medicaid and long-term services and supports for seniors and people living with disabilities.
Other policy areas include:
- Reforming school finance, student testing and assessment systems, and online education
- Improving public safety in regards to drunk and impaired driving
- Integrating behavioral and mental health systems with primary care to achieve better health outcomes
- Improving budget accountability and the funding of essential services for Coloradans
Before his work as a legislator, Dave was a senior instructor for the Information and Learning Technologies program at the University of Colorado Denver. Prior to that, he was an information architect for a large Web services company. Rep. Young started his career as a junior high math, science and technology teacher. Dave has lived in Greeley for over 40 years and is a native Coloradan.
Rep. Young earned his MA in Information and Learning Technologies from UC Denver in 2000, and his BS in Mathematics from Colorado State University in 1975.
Dave is married to Dr. Mary Young, a school psychologist for Centennial BOCES. Dave’s sister, who is developmentally disabled, lives in Pueblo West.
Rep. Young is committed to public service and community involvement. In addition to being an Advocate for Life for the Donor Alliance, he worked as a trail maintenance volunteer for the Poudre River Trail. To learn more, visit www.RepDaveYoung.com and www.facebook.com/StateRepresentativeDaveYoung.