Donald Young - REP Incumbent

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Raised ($): $1,230,236

Cash on Hand ($): $116,720

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Donald Young is the longest currently serving House member, having served since 1973. Young, born in Meridian, California, earned an associate’s degree in education from Yuba College in 1952 and a bachelor’s degree from Chico State College in 1958. He served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1967 to 1971, and the Alaska Senate from 1971 to 1973. In May 2017, though he had indicated two months earlier that he would oppose repeal of the Affordable Care Act, he ultimately voted for its repeal. Young has stated that he does not believe in climate changes and believes the idea of global warming is "the biggest scam since the Teapot Dome.” Young voted for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. He believes marriage should be between a man and a woman, and he voted against protections for gay and lesbian people in the workplace. Young has stated he believes the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) should not regulate greenhouse gases, and that the EPA kills jobs. Since 2007 through 2016 Young has regularly been the subject of investigations of political corruption. March 2013, the House Ethics Committee found he had improperly used campaign funds for personal expenses. The Committee ordered the monies be repaid; he was fined and he was Rebuked. For three years in a row Young was included in the annual listing of the most corrupt members of Congress compiled by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington .

Age: 86

Years In Office: 46

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