Who is David Young?
David Young is a sixth generation Iowan. He was born, raised, and graduated from high school and college in the Third Congressional District.
His family homesteaded in Pocahontas County in 1881. Emigrating from Germany, they were drawn to America by the promise of freedom, liberty, and the endless opportunities made available to anyone who works hard.
David’s parents met in school in Van Meter and eventually married, and raised David and his sister and brother. They later moved to Johnston where David graduated from high school. After high school, David spent his freshman year at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, and then transferred to Drake University in Des Moines where he graduated.
From a young age, David learned Iowa values, the importance of a strong work ethic, and to love and serve others which defined his career in public life.
Growing up in Van Meter, David played little league baseball, joined 4-H, and was a paperboy in town. He worked summers as a camp counselor at Wesley Woods in Warren County and at the Iowa State Fair. As a Drake Bulldog, David was a waiter at Johnny’s Vets Club in Valley Junction.
After graduating and then working for a short time in Des Moines, David went to Washington, DC with the goal of serving his fellow Iowans. David served Iowans for seven years as Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley.
In 2014, David was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Iowa’s Third Congressional District. He was re-elected in 2016. David served on the prominent Committee on Appropriations for four years. He served on subcommittees crucial to Iowa’s economy, including Agriculture; Transportation and Housing; Financial Services; and Homeland Security.
David has a 100% voting participation record, never missing a vote during his two terms (2015-2019) either in committee or on the floor of the House of Representatives.
In Congress, David delivered for our military service members and veterans, farmers and rural communities, and tax relief for job creators and working families.
He authored the bipartisan ‘No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act’ which was signed into law by President Obama. This law helped bring accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure our veterans receive the necessary services and tools they need during times of crisis.
He authored the bipartisan ‘Rural Call Quality Act’ which was signed into law by President Trump. This law helps ensure Iowans in rural communities receive the same quality telecommunications services as Iowans in more urban areas.
David also authored the bipartisan ‘Securing Our Agriculture and Food Act’ which was signed into law by President Trump. This law ensures the Department of Homeland Security leads the government’s efforts in the bio-security of our nation’s agriculture, food, and veterinary systems against agro-terrorism and high-risk events.
David believes dealing with the federal government shouldn’t be so difficult. Government exists to serve the people, not the other way around, and David established a staff culture to respond rapidly and efficiently to his constituents’ needs.
David has a history and record of working across the aisle and finding bipartisan solutions to problems. He, like most Iowans, is driven to fix problems. David knows how Washington works, and he knows where Washington is failing to work. David has a track record of getting results for Iowans and he’s ready to hit the ground running to continue his service to Iowans in the U.S. House of Representatives.