David G. Young was first elected as County Commissioner in 2004 and is currently serving his 5th term in office. Since taking office, he has consistently voted to continue his support of limited government and fiscal constraint.
Warren County is widely regarded as being in the best financial position of any county in the state and arguably in the nation. Mr. Young has been a strong voice for conservative causes. He has been quoted in the New York Times and has been a guest on National Public Radio. He is a regular guest on the Bill Cunningham radio show. Dave was also featured as a guest nationally on Fox News discussing his approach to managing the public’s money.
Mr. Young's leadership has been vital in revamping Warren County's Economic Development Department and serves as a board member on the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Government which is responsible for regional infrastructure issues. Mr. Young imagined and drew the ‘cocktail napkin loop ramp’ and lead the efforts to build the new ramp at the highly congested Fields Ertel interchange on I-71. The improvement to this area has been dramatic since the loop ramp was opened in 2015.
Mr. Young's professional background helps him in his service as a County Commissioner. As a licensed investment advisor for 30 years, he has extensive experience in money management. Mr. Young also started and sold an employment agency and is a partner at OneSource Employee Management, which provides services to more than 20,000 Ohio workers.
Mr. Young is a graduate of Sycamore High School and Ohio Wesleyan University where he majored in both economics and politics and government and played basketball. Dave lives in Deerfield Township with his wife Kristie, and has three daughters, Courtney, Kaitlin, and Kinsey.