Values Learned

I am the oldest of four children in a family that my mother referred to as “lower middle class"; which meant she was gifted at stretching a dollar. My father, a veteran of the Korean War and a Presbyterian Elder, instilled in us a love of country, a love of God, and a strong work ethic. My mother has always been the rock of our family and raised us to love one another and care for those who are less fortunate. I benefited from a quality public education which equipped me to excel in life. I worked my way through college and graduate school because I knew the hardship it placed on my parents to pay for my education. I believe a solid education is the foundation for success.

Gail Young and her family

Values Lived

Gail Young greeting a friend

I have dedicated my life to public service, spending 26 years working in local government. I moved up the ladder to division director of support services; in an agency of 5 business areas, with over 350 employees, and overseeing 33 million in operating budgets. Currently, I work as a consultant for Roger Schwarz & Associates teaching a values-based leadership model to Fortune 500 Companies and federal agencies. After this last election, I felt a responsibility to take action and change the direction we are heading. So I became a community activist - integrating my Christian faith, my love of country, and my values-based leadership to affect change in my community.

Called to Serve


I am committed to my community and to seeing balance restored to our state government. I think I am uniquely positioned to serve in the state legislature - bringing my faith, my experience in government, and my values-based leadership style to work collaboratively, inclusively, and creatively for our future. That is why I am running for NC House Representative for District 83 and I appreciate your support.

Gail Young at the Veterans' Memorial