Rate your officials.

Transparency exists here.

Browse Officials Add Official


Quick Facts

Congressman

Indiana (District: 9)

Republican

Current

starts 01/03/2011

Biography

Todd Christopher Young (born August 24, 1972) is an http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States">American politician who has been the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives">U.S. Representative for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana%27s_9th_congressional_district">Indiana’s 9th congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_(United_States)">Republican Party.

He currently serves on the House Ways and Means committee which has jurisdiction over taxes, health care, Social Security, Medicare, international trade and welfare.  As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, he serves on both the Select Revenue Measures and Human Resources Subcommittees.  Previously, he served on the House Armed Services Committee and House Budget Committee.

Early Life
A fifth generation Hoosier and the second of three children of Bruce and Nancy Young, Todd grew up watching his parents work hard in order to support the family.  From a young age, Bruce and Nancy instilled Midwestern family values, personal responsibility and a strong work ethic in their children.  Todd’s first jobs were delivering newspapers, mowing lawns, and providing janitorial services at the family business.

Military
After graduating from high school, Todd enlisted in the U.S. Navy with the goal of attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.  A year later, he received an appointment from the Secretary of the Navy and was admitted to Annapolis, where he participated in varsity athletics and was elected a class officer. Todd graduated with honors in 1995 and accepted a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps.  After training as a rifle platoon commander and service as an intelligence officer, Todd was then assigned to lead a recruiting effort in Chicago and northwest Indiana.  During this time, he put himself through night school at the University of Chicago, where he earned his MBA with a concentration in economics.

Professional and Government Experience
After serving a decade in the military, in 2000 Todd was honorably discharged as a Captain.  He then spent a year in England, where he wrote a thesis on the economic history of Midwestern agriculture and earned an MA from the School of Advanced Study in London.  Upon returning to the United States, he accepted a position at The Heritage Foundation and later worked as a legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate.

In 2003, Todd returned home to Indiana.  He worked several years as a management consultant, advising public and private organizations how they could implement business practices to provide their constituents and customers with more value, often by investing fewer resources.

Family
Soon after returning to Indiana, Todd met his future wife, Jenny, and he again put himself through night school, this time earning his JD from Indiana University.  They married in 2005, and then worked together at a small law firm in Paoli, Indiana, that was started by Jenny’s great-grandfather in 1933.  Todd and Jenny currently live in Bloomington, Indiana, and have four young children: a son, Tucker, and three daughters, Annalise, Abigail and Ava.

Write a Review

All reviews for Todd Young, Congressman

Other Images

Todd Young

In Our System

  • Dustin McDaniel

    Dustin McDanielAttorney General

    Dustin McDaniel is the 55th Attorney General of Arkansas. He was first elected in November 2006 and re-elected to a second term in November 2010. He was sworn in to his second, four-year term in ...
  • Todd Rokita

    Todd RokitaCongressman

    Theodore Edward "Todd" Rokita (born February 9, 1970) is an American politician who has been a member of the United States House of Representatives fromIndiana's 4th congressional district since 2011. Rokita, a member of the Republican Party, previously served two terms as Secretary ...
  • Elijah Cummings

    Elijah CummingsCongressman

    Elijah Eugene Cummings (born January 18, 1951) is the U.S. Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district, serving since 1996. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes just over half of Baltimore City, as well as most of Howard County. ...
  • Tim Walberg

    Tim WalbergCongressman

    Timothy Lee "Tim" Walberg (born April 12, 1951) is the current U.S. Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district, and was also the former Congressman for the district from 2007 to 2009. Tim Walberg is currently serving his third term in Congress ...
  • Jeff Sessions

    Jeff SessionsSenator

    Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Alabama. First elected in 1996, Sessions is a member of the Republican Party. He serves as the ranking minority ...