Jeannine A. Young

326 Palin Farm Road

Derby, VT 05829

(802) 766-5108

June 17, 2004






DERBY, VT-Former Village of Derby Center Trustee Jeannine A. Young announces her candidacy on the Republican ballot for one of the two Vermont State Senate seats in the Essex-Orleans district.  Young is seeking to fill the vacancy created when Senator James Greenwood announced he would not be seeking another term.


Young served as Chair of Derby Center’s Trustees and Water and Sewer Commissioners for fifteen years.  During Young’s tenure she demonstrated her leadership as she guided the Village through several projects.  Some of those projects were the development and construction of the Village’s $3.1 million slow sand water filtration facility; helping to draft the inter-municipal water and sewer agreements with the Town of Derby; and drafting the inter-municipal agreement with Newport City to provide water to the City Center Industrial Park.  In 1998, Young received the Wal-Mart American Hometown Leadership Award for her volunteer efforts on behalf of the Village, for which the Village received a $1,000 award.  She has worked with municipal, state and federal agencies throughout most of her adult life.  Young is a 1988 Woodbury College graduate with a paralegal certificate.  Her paralegal skills and her extensive experience in water, sewer and other municipal issues make her fully qualified to serve as a State Senator. 


Young believes that infrastructure is vital to economic growth.  With environmental concerns and regulations, water and sewer services are becoming even more important to future growth in our communities.  Roads and bridges throughout the State need funding.  We need good schools, shopping and recreation to attract businesses to the area.  Known as a high tax state, Young would like to see how we could reduce the tax burden on Vermonters.  She believes we have to consider the impact legislation has on the economy, free enterprise, and taxes.   Affordable health care is on the minds of all Vermonters.  As a State Senator, Young would like to study the cost of health insurance, which impacts school and municipal budgets, as well as businesses and individuals.  


A native of Glover, Young spent her early years on a farm.  She is a graduate of Hardwick Academy.  She lived in Craftsbury before spending six years in San Diego California.  Young was involved in all areas of her sons’ education, serving on committees, volunteering in the classrooms and libraries, and raising issues when she saw they needed to be addressed.  Younger voters will remember her for the ten years she devoted to Border Little League, where she served in various board positions, including its President.    


As the wife of a retired Federal Law Enforcement Officer, and the mother of a current one, she supports the law enforcement community and the fair enforcement of our laws.  Young’s eldest son is an Army Captain and a graduate of the United States Military Academy.  When he entered the academy, she saw a need for a Vermont parents club.  She took on the task of organizing the West Point Parents Club of Vermont and served two years as its first President.  Her third son is in the class of 2005 at Savannah College of Art & Design. 


Last fall Young became a published author with her book of big sister advice and wisdom-Reflections: Learning Life’s Lessons. ***