R. Michael Young

Offices

Indiana House
District 48
In office
Nov 5, 1986 to Nov 4, 1992

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Redistricting
District 92
In office
Nov 4, 1992 to Nov 8, 2000

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
Indiana Senate
District 35
In office
Nov 8, 2000 to Present

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
R. Michael Young spent 34 years, 2 months, 25 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

2002–U.S. House (District 4) LOST
Republican Primary–Tuesday, May 7, 2002
54.61%
Steve Buyer (i)*, Republican, 44,608 votes
29.92%
Brian D. Kerns (i), Republican, 24,443 votes
 8.09%
R. Michael Young, Republican, 6,605 votes
 3.29%
Thomas J. Herr, Republican, 2,684 votes
 2.15%
Tim Baynard, Republican, 1,754 votes
 1.95%
Bob Smith, Republican, 1,589 votes
Out of 81,683 votes casts, the margin of victory was 20,165 (24.69%)
2008–Indiana Senate (District 35) WON
Republican Primary–Tuesday, May 6, 2008
100.00%
R. Michael Young (i)*, Republican, 5,197 votes
Out of 5,197 votes casts, the margin of victory was 5,197 (100.00%)
2008–Indiana Senate (District 35) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 2008
54.63%
R. Michael Young (i)*, Republican, 22,861 votes
45.37%
Michael Cesnik, Democratic, 18,987 votes
Out of 41,848 votes casts, the margin of victory was 3,874 (9.26%)
2010–U.S. House (District 4) LOST
Republican Primary–Tuesday, May 4, 2010
42.36%
Todd Rokita*, Republican, 36,411 votes
 17.12%
Brandt Hershman, Republican, 14,712 votes
 8.13%
R. Michael Young, Republican, 6,991 votes
 6.39%
Eric L. Wathen, Republican, 5,493 votes
 4.13%
LaRon Keith, Republican, 3,549 votes
 4.11%
Charles E. Henderson, Republican, 3,531 votes
 4.01%
Jon Acton, Republican, 3,444 votes
 3.46%
Cheryl Denise Allen, Republican, 2,972 votes
 2.80%
Mike Campbell, Republican, 2,407 votes
 2.51%
Jim T. Hass, Republican, 2,161 votes
 2.02%
Phillip J. Steffen, Republican, 1,737 votes
 1.82%
Mark Seitz, Republican, 1,562 votes
 1.14%
Daniel L. Dunham, Republican, 981 votes
Out of 85,951 votes casts, the margin of victory was 21,699 (25.24%)
2012–Indiana Senate (District 35) WON
Republican Primary–Tuesday, May 8, 2012
63.92%
R. Michael Young (i)*, Republican, 6,961 votes
36.08%
Daniel L. Kinnamon, Republican, 3,929 votes
Out of 10,890 votes casts, the margin of victory was 3,032 (27.84%)
2012–Indiana Senate (District 35) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 2012
56.69%
R. Michael Young (i)*, Republican, 23,425 votes
43.31%
Mark Richard Waterfill, Democratic, 17,897 votes
Out of 41,322 votes casts, the margin of victory was 5,528 (13.38%)
2016–Indiana Senate (District 35) WON
Republican Primary–Tuesday, May 3, 2016
100.00%
R. Michael Young (i)*, Republican, 14,532 votes
Out of 14,532 votes casts, the margin of victory was 14,532 (100.00%)
2016–Indiana Senate (District 35) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 2016
58.81%
R. Michael Young (i)*, Republican, 26,617 votes
41.19%
Phil Webster, Democratic, 18,641 votes
Out of 45,258 votes casts, the margin of victory was 7,976 (17.62%)
2020–Indiana Senate (District 35) WON
Republican Primary–Tuesday, June 2, 2020
100.00%
R. Michael Young (i)*, Republican, 7,158 votes
Out of 7,158 votes casts, the margin of victory was 7,158 (100.00%)
2020–Indiana Senate (District 35) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 2020
57.95%
R. Michael Young (i)*, Republican, 29,557 votes
42.05%
Pete Cowden, Democratic, 21,446 votes
Out of 51,003 votes casts, the margin of victory was 8,111 (15.90%)
In the 10 races for which we have results, R. Michael Young had a record of 8-2. That includes a record of 4-0 in 4 general elections, and 4-2 in 6 primary elections.