Leon D. Young (Dem.), 16th Assembly District
Born Los Angeles, July 4, 1967; single. Graduate Rufus King H.S.; attended UW-Milwaukee. Full-time legislator. Former police aide and police officer. Member: Democratic Party; Harambee Ombudsman Project; Milwaukee Police Association; League of Martin; House of Peace (Love Committee); NAACP; Urban League; Social Development Commission Minority Male Forum on Corrections; National Black Caucus of State Legislators’ Task Force on African American Males; 100 Black Men; Milwaukee Metropolitan Fair Housing; Boy Scouts of America (Urban Emphasis Com.); Martin Luther King Community Center (Revitalization Com.).
Elected to Assembly since 1992. Biennial committee assignments: 2015 — Consumer Protection; Housing and Real Estate (also 2013); Insurance (since 2011); Interstate Affairs; Urban and Local Affairs (also 1993). 2013 — State and Federal Relations (co-chp.); Financial Institutions (also 2011). 2011 — Housing (since 2005, chp. 2009); Tourism, Recreation and State Properties (also 2007). 2009 — State Affairs and Homeland Security (vice chp.); Education Reform. 2007 — State Affairs (since 1993, vice chp. 1993). 2005 — Highway Safety (since 1999); Tourism (also 2003 eff. 2/14/03). 2003 — Criminal Justice (since 1999); Ways and Means (eff. 5/13/03). 2001 — Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (also 1999). 1999 — Transportation. 1997 — Government Operations; Highways and Transportation (also 1995). 1995 — Urban Education (also 1993). 1993 — Children and Human Services; Small Business and Economic Development; Speaker’s Task Force on African American Males; Legis. Coun. Com. on Educational Communications Technology.
Telephone: Office: (608) 266-3786; (888) 534-0016 (toll free); District: (414) 374-7414.
Voting address: 2224 North 17th Street, Milwaukee 53205.
Mailing address: Office: Room 11 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8953, Madison 53708.
Content referencing Leon Young
Today’s endorsement joins Mahlon Mitchell’s growing list of support.Jul 27th, 2018 by Mahlon Mitchell
In order to ensure the legitimacy and integrity of this task force, it is essential that African Americans have representation.Nov 15th, 2017 by County Executive David Crowley
Industrial Acid Mining Bill Will Put Public Health at Risk for GenerationsNov 8th, 2017 by Wisconsin Conservation Voters
Asks Neighbors for their Vote on August 9Aug 8th, 2016 by Edgar Lin
Historic Brewers Hill Association & Riverwest Neighborhood Association To Co-Host 16th Assembly District Candidate Forum on August 1
The forum will be held on Monday, August 1 at the Schlitz Park Auditorium, located at 1555 N. Rivercenter Drive. The forum will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.Jul 28th, 2016 by Historic Brewers Hill Association
Challenger Seeks to Knock Incumbent Out of the Race in Crowded FieldJun 9th, 2016 by Edgar Lin
"Last Tuesday, as I was approaching the Senate chambers in the Capitol, I ran into Senator Taylor. She began yelling at me, which was followed by some heated words from both sides."Mar 23rd, 2016 by State Sen. Chris Larson
Bills Will Have a Devastating Impact on Wisconsin’s Tradition of Clean, Open and Transparent GovernmentNov 17th, 2015 by State Rep. Peter Barca
“I look forward to working with Rep. Young and my state legislative colleagues to create a vehicle that will help to reverse Wisconsin’s dismal records of being the worst place in nation to raise a black child.”Oct 28th, 2015 by State Sen. Lena Taylor
Office to Identify Ways to Improve Quality of Life for African AmericansOct 28th, 2015 by Ald. Khalif Rainey
Join us for a town hall meeting sponsored by Senator Chris Larson, Senator Nikiya Harris, Representative Leon Young, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs tomorrow (Tuesday, May 6) at theGordon Park Pavilion (SE corner of E. Locust and N. Humboldt) from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Hear how legislation that passed during session this year will affect the community, and share your thoughts with your representatives.May 5th, 2014 by Nik Kovac
Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) announced the Assembly Democratic members of the standing and joint committees for the 2013-2014 legislative session.Dec 21st, 2012 by State Rep. Peter Barca
The City of Milwaukee is working on state legislation to allow the City to profit from the sale of additional taxi cab permits (to be called medallions) and address the perceived shortage of taxi cabs in the city. Currently under Wisconsin law, permit and license fees can not exceed the cost to issue said permits. This gives the Common Council and Mayor little incentive to raise the cap on the number of permits (currently capped at the seemingly random number of 321 since 1992), despite the fact that the permits are changing hands in the private market for between $80,000 to $150,000.Feb 22nd, 2012 by Jeramey Jannene
The stage is in place. The vendors are setting up. Metro Market is soon to be buzzing with shoppers. Friends and neighbors are preparing to skip out of work a little early, run home grab the chairs, a bottle of something, and head to Cathedral Square. Yes, it's opening night at Jazz in the Park, kinda. Because that is how it use to work.Jun 4th, 2009 by Dave Reid
Marvin Pratt did not stand up with the crowd when Tom Barrett was inaugurated mayor, and the press has made a good deal of the slight. However, just after Judge Louis Butler administered the oath of office to the new mayor, Barrett’s first comments were to commend Pratt, and the former acting mayor did stand up and take a bow. The ceremonies were held April 20th outside of City Hall in some perfectly dreadful Milwaukee spring weather. So, who was the idiot who came up with that idea? “I’m the idiot who thought to hold it outside,” fessed up Kris Martinsek. After all, the president is inaugurated outdoors in January. However, January in Washington is not nearly as unpleasant as Milwaukee in April. The stage was set up on Wells Street, facing east. Upon the stage sat Milwaukee’s new leaders, including the mayor, the common council, the comptroller, treasurer, city attorney, city clerk and a municipal judge. Their families sat out in the street and in the adjacent park next to the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building. Frank P. Zeidler was there himself, sandwiched between Marvin Pratt and Senator Herb Kohl. Kohl was dressed as he always is around here. He wore a shirt, a tie, a Milwaukee Bucks cap and a windbreaker. Except for the tie, he pretty much looked like the guy who harvests aluminum cans from my recycling bin. If he tried to walk on to the floor of the United States Senate in that getup, the sergeant-at-arms would toss him out. But this is Milwaukee, the “come as you are” capital of America, and he fit right in. Barrett has made a list of 18 things he wants to accomplish in his first hundred days in office. I don’t know if reducing the police overtime budget is one of them, but the men in blue were certainly racking up the hours during the interminable ceremony. The aldermen were sworn in sequentially according to district. Each alderman then gave a little speech. The last district, the 15th, is occupied by Willie Hines, who is now the Common Council president. He then gave a big speech. He began by saying, “my ascent to the Council Presidency is not a compromise or consolation prize for the African-American community.” This was an effective way to defuse speculation that his election was a compromise or consolation prize, and was a rather sharp thing to do. Hines also insisted that corruption will not taint his council. (We’ll check back on that in four years.) His delivery was generally quite good, and had a hint of religious fervor to it. Moments earlier, he did have a slip up. When Valarie Hill was about to be sworn in as municipal judge, Hines said, “The City Clerk will now come to the altar – er, the podium – to take the oath.” Also, when Hines introduced the new mayor he called him “Mayor Marvin Pratt – er, Mayor Barrett.” These things happen. The Common Council […]Apr 26th, 2004 by Michael Horne