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Young Formally Announces Candidacy

Young Formally Announces Candidacy

Senator Chuck Grassley’s chief of staff hopes to join Grassley in the U.S. Senate. David Young formally announced his candidacy for the Iowa Republican Party’s 2014 U.S. Senate nomination this weekend.

Senator Tom Harkin, a Democrat, announced in late January that he would not seek reelection in 2014. Congressman Bruce Braley — a Democrat from Waterloo — launched his bid for the U.S. Senate in February, but Young is the first Republican to officially enter the race.

Young, who is 45 years old, spent seven years working as Grassley’s chief of staff in Washington, D.C. Young recently quit that job, moved into a house in his hometown of Van Meter and he plans to run for the senate full-time.

Young’s family moved to Johnston when he was 15 and he graduated from Johnston High School. In 1991 Young graduated from Drake University. Young worked for two other Republican senators — Hank Brown of Colorado and Jim Bunning of Kentucky — before he landed a job in Grassley’s office.

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