Catharine Young is a former Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 57 from 2006 to 2019. Young stepped down on February 28, 2019, to take a leadership position at the Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech. She served as assistant majority whip in 2015.
Young served as member/majority whip for the Cattaraugus County Legislature. She also served in the New York State Assembly from 1998 to 2005. During this time, she served as assistant minority leader pro tempore.
Young attended the State University of New York-Fredonia and earned her B.A. in mass communication from Saint Bonaventure University. When she served in the state legislature, her professional experience included working as a news reporter and as a teacher of leadership and communication. She previously worked as director of communications and development for a rehabilitation center. She served as a Major in the Civil Air Patrol for the United States Air Force.
Young also ran in the 2018 election as a Conservative Party, Independence Party, and Reform Party candidate.
Incumbent Catharine Young (R) won election in the general election for New York State Senate District 57 on November 6, 2018.
|Catharine Young (R)||
|Total votes: 78,684
(100% precincts reporting)
No Democratic candidates ran in the primary.
Incumbent Catharine Young advanced from the Republican primary for New York State Senate District 57 on September 13, 2018.
|Catharine Young (R)|
Elections for the New York State Senate took place in 2016. The primary election took place on September 13, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The filing deadline for major party candidates was July 14, 2016. The filing deadline for independent candidates was August 23, 2016.Incumbent Catharine Young defeated Lee Hyson in the New York State Senate District 57 general election.
|New York State Senate, District 57 General Election, 2016|
|Republican||Catharine Young Incumbent||82.98%||93,320|
|Source: New York Board of Elections|
|New York State Senate, District 57 Democratic Primary, 2016|
|Democratic||Lee Hyson (unopposed)|
|New York State Senate, District 57 Republican Primary, 2016|
|Republican||Catharine Young Incumbent (unopposed)|
Elections for the New York State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Catharine Young was unopposed in the Republican primary. Young also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Young was unchallenged in the general election.
Young ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 57. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. She also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Young was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New York State Senate, District 57, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Catharine Young Incumbent||100%||93,254|
Young ran in the 2010 election for New York State Senate District 57. She was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. She defeated Michael McCormick (D) in the November 2 general election.
|New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 57 (2010)||Candidates||Votes|
|Catharine Young (R)||67,212|
|Michael McCormick (D)||12,121|
On November 4, 2008, Catharine Young won the election for New York State Senate, District 57 with 82,766 votes.
Young raised $299,647 for her campaign.
|New York State Senate, District 57 (2008)||Candidates||Votes|
|Catharine Young (R)||82,766|
|Christopher Schaeffer (D)||23,400|