Gail Young announces 2020 run for NC House District 83

Young campaign will focus on education, healthcare, job creation

CONCORD, NC – Gail Young announced her 2020 campaign for North Carolina’s 83rd House District candidacy for NC House District 83. Young, a career public servant, retired as a Division Director in the Land Use and Environmental Services Agency of Mecklenburg County after 28 years in local government. She continues to consult for a.    

In 2018, Young ran an extremely competitive race against four-term incumbent, Rep. Larry Pittman.

“The failures of the majority in the Legislature that first led me to make the decision to run still remain,” Young said.  “Our educators have to take to the streets to demand resources; our rural hospitals are in jeopardy of closing; and hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians lack healthcare because, for political reasons, we are leaving federal Medicaid expansion money on the table. North Carolinians deserve leaders dedicated to building a better future for the residents of our state, not petty partisan games.” 

Young said she will also continue to focus on the current and future growth needs of the district.  “Parts of our district are experiencing significant growth, and I want to ensure everyone sees a stronger, better future ahead.  All of us want good schools, jobs that will not only support a family but allow us to save and plan for the future.  We shouldn’t have to worry about how to pay for prescriptions or if a medical emergency will lead to bankruptcy.”

While discussing how she would be different from Rep. Pittman, Young pointed to his failure to address issues that directly impact residents of Cabarrus and Rowan Counties, while focusing on controversial bills that go nowhere in Raleigh.  “He has voted against bi-partisan bills that passed with near unanimous support; such as expanding Pre-K enrollment, a much-needed school construction bond, and establishing suicide risk prevention measures in public schools,” Young said, “And he refused to sponsor the Kannapolis annexation, which would spur economic growth in connection to the Old Beatty Ford Road interchange.” 

“The working families of Cabarrus and Rowan are tired of the political blame game.  We saw last year that people are ready for a fresh conversation about how our state can get back to being tops in quality education, healthcare affordability, and economic prosperity for everyone, not just the wealthy elite,” Young concluded. “I’m excited to begin this campaign and focus on those issues for the people of the 83rd District.”

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