Bio: As the son of a small business owner and a nurse, Todd Young says his parents taught him that if you work hard and dream big, anything is possible. Growing up in Indiana, Todd worked hard in the classroom, in sports, and even mopping floors at the family business after school.
Todd and Jenny settled down in Bloomington, where they still live today with their four children. They both worked at the small law firm started by her grandfather in Paoli and saw a chance to give back to the community by offering free legal services to couples looking to adopt.
Military Bio: Todd’s persistence and hard work led to an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he graduated with honors. Then Todd accepted a commission in the Marine Corps. There, he served as an intelligence officer specializing in counter-narcotics and anti-terrorism. His service instilled a keen understanding of the very real threats facing our country. The expertise he has gained distinguishes him as leader who will fight to equip our military with the tools they need to protect our nation.
His final chapter with the Corps brought him closer to home, where he led recruiting efforts for Chicago and northwest Indiana. During that time, Todd attended night classes and earned his MBA with a concentration in economics from the University of Chicago. Following 10 years of service and an honorable discharge as a captain – and then a short stint in Washington where he worked at the Heritage Foundation – Todd came back home to Indiana. While working as a management consultant during the day, he once again put himself through night classes to earn a law degree from Indiana University. But he graduated with more than just a diploma: He also met Jenny Tucker, the sister of a fellow law student, who soon became his wife.
Todd voted for the Veterans Access to Care Act to secure quality health care that was promised to our veterans.