Mary (Mary) Young (D-50)

State Representative Mary Young

Mary (Mary) Young (D-50)
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Capitol: 303.866.2929
FAX: 303.866.2218
District: 970.397.9160
Representative
Colorado House of Representatives
Room 307 Colorado State Capitol 200 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203-1784
200 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203-1784
Residence:Greeley, CO

Committee Assignments

Bio

I am running for Colorado State Representative because I can effectively represent House District 50, and I know how to run an effective campaign to retain the seat. This is the time for me to use my expertise and energy to move a legislative agenda that primarily focuses on Mental Health. We need to continue to expand and deepen students access to Mental Health services as the STEM students so effectively chanted at the memorial service after the shooting at their school. This obviously impacts school safety. WELD COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY h Precinct Captain h Executive Committee h Co-Chair Permanent Organization h Delegate Reorganization, County Assembly, State Assembly, State Central Committee h Active in numerous campaigns- state, local and national. I had intensive and direct involvement with Treasurer Youngis three HD 50 campaigns and campaign for state Treasurer. h I knocked thousands of doors, made phone calls, helped recruit and organize volunteers, and organized fund raising and community events. h I have also knocked many doors and collected signatures for many Education issues- bond campaigns, the campaign to fund Prairie Heights, and Ballot issue 73. POLICY/LEGISLATIVE FOCUS h Mental Health iV Increase access to Mental Health services in schools and our communities. More School Psychologists and other school and community Mental Health professionals are needed. h School Safety iV Improved Mental Health services will improve school safety. h Education iV P-12 education in Colorado is seriously underfunded. Comprehensive funding reform needs to continue to be pursued. h Disability Issues iV There are many issues, including residential support and transportation, but programs preparing individuals for community employment is a priority. h Issues Impacting Working Families iV As Democrats we need to be continuing to build a society where all families feel the positive effects of our booming economy. One important area is access to affordable child care. Another issue is increasing access in Weld for families to access appropriate services for their children with developmental disabilities. CURRENT COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT h ARC of Weld County Vice-President h ARC of Colorado- Weld County representative h Weld County Court Appointed Special Advocate supporting children in the Child Welfare system h Colorado Education Association-lifetime member h National Education Association- lifetime member EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 2000 Ph.D. School Psychology University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colorado 1973 M.Ed. Teaching the Emotionally Disturbed Duke University Durham, North Carolina 1972 B.A. Psychology St. Maryis of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 8/12 iV present School Psychologist/School Psychology Intern Supervisor Autism, Behavior, Brain Injury Team Centennial BOCES Greeley, Colorado 4/17 iV 12/18 Autism Evaluations Allied Pediatrics Greeley, Colorado 8/08 iV 5/12 School Psychologist/ School Psychology Intern Supervisor RE3J Keenesburg, Colorado 8/01 iV 6/08 School Psychologist/ Autism Resource Team/ School Psychology Intern Supervisor Heiman Elementary Shawsheen Elementary Greeley, Colorado 8/95 iV 8/96 Psychology Intern Father Flanagan's Boys' and Girlsi Home 8/96 iV 8/01 Special Education Coordinator/Behavior Intervention Specialist- Weld County School District 6 8/90 iV 6/95 School Community Facilitator Jefferson Elementary Greeley, Colorado 9/81 iV 5/90 Special Education Teacher Weld County School District 6 Greeley, Colorado 2/81 iV 8/81 Weld County Fraternity House Program Director for Residential Child Care Facility (RCCF) Greeley, Colorado 7/73 iV 12/80 Special Education Teacher 365U (Year Round School District) Romeoville, Illinois PREVIOUS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 2016 iV 2018 Zonta 2001 iV 2007 CDE-State Autism Task Force 1999 iV 2003 CDE-Autism Mentor-Region 1996 iV 2007 Weld County Child Abuse Coalition 1998 iV 2000 Chair 1996 iV 2007 District 6 Behavior Intervention Team 1981 iV 1987 Senior Partner to 3 youth in Greeley 1984 iV 1987 League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Co-Sponsor at Central High School. 1985 iV 1990 Upward Bound Instructor through Colorado State University - Greeley Central High School. 1986 iV 1989 Member of District 6 Strategic Planning Team. Member of District 6 Pupil Services Strategic Planning Team. 1979 iV 1980 President, Association for Children with Learning Disabilities- Illinois

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2019    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Dave   
Counties Representing
Weld