Values Learned

I am the oldest of four children in a family that my mother referred to as “lower middle class.” Mom raised us to love others and to care for those who were less fortunate. My father, a veteran of the Korean War, instilled in me and my siblings a  deep respect for service to country, a love of God, and a strong work ethic.  I benefited from attending quality public schools in my community that prepared me to reach the goals I set for myself. After graduating high school, I worked my way through college, because I knew the hardship that massive tuition costs would place on my parents.

Gail Young and her family

Values Lived

Gail Young greeting a friend

 For greater than 26 years, I worked in local government and was over the budgeting and reporting for five environmental businesses.  I currently work as a leadership development consultant, teaching a values-based model that stresses authentic leadership.  I have lived in Concord for over 28 years.  I am a member of Crossroads Methodist Church, and have volunteered for several local charities, including Red Cross, Hospice, and Present Age Ministries.

The Value of Service

 I love my community. I believe in its residents. I’m committed to seeing balance restored in our state government.  I believe I am uniquely positioned to serve in the state legislature, bringing my faith, my experience in local government, and my values-first approach to leadership to work collaboratively, inclusively, and creatively for every citizen. That’s why I am running to represent District 83 in the North Carolina House of Representatives. I appreciate your support. And your vote. 

Gail Young at the Veterans' Memorial