Bloomington, Indiana , United States
|| August 24, 1972
Oct 25, 2013 12:50am
|Info||Todd Young, an attorney at the southern Indiana law firm of Tucker and Tucker, P.C., was born August 24, 1972, a fifth generation Hoosier and the second of three children of Bruce and Nancy Young. Young lived in Marion County for several years before settling in Hamilton County, where he attended public schools and won a state soccer championship. In 1990, Young graduated from Carmel High School. Weeks later, he enlisted in the United States Navy and reported for duty in Newport, Rhode Island. In May of 1991, Young received an appointment from the Secretary of the Navy to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where his classmates elected him a class officer and he earned a varsity letter as a member of Navy’s NCAA Division I soccer team. He graduated cum laude in 1995, earning a BS in Political Science, and accepted a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps. |
Young is an active volunteer in the community. His volunteer experiences include service as a mentor through Big Brothers/Big Sisters; fundraising for Indiana Sports Corporation’s hosting of the National Track and Field Championships; service as a member of the Board of Directors of HVAF of Indiana, a charity dedicated to eliminating homelessness for military veterans and their families; and work as a pro bono mediator for the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. Young currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Crisis Pregnancy Center, a nonprofit ministry that serves women who require help in making decisions about their pregnancies. He is also a member of the American Legion, AMVETS, and the National Rifle Association.
Young’s political activities have included service as a Delegate to the Indiana Republican State Convention and as a Vice Precinct Committeeman. In 2007, Indiana’s Young Republicans named Young the “Southern Man of the Year” for his leadership on behalf of the Republican Party in southern Indiana. In 2007, Young also founded a fiscal responsibility advocacy group, the National Organization for People vs. Irresponsible Government Spending (“NO PIGS”—see www.nopigs.org ). As President of NO PIGS, Young frequently speaks to Hoosiers around southern Indiana in an effort to effect change at the federal level of government by educating citizens about irresponsible government spending.