Geoff Young (Democrat) is a candidate for Governor of Kentucky. Young is running in the primary on May 21, 2019. The general election is November 5, 2019.
Young was previously a 2018 and 2016 Democratic candidate for Kentucky's 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Young lost the primary in both elections.
Young was also a Democratic candidate for Governor of Kentucky in the 2015 election. He announced plans for a gubernatorial run along with lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Cherokee Schill to replace term-limited Gov. Steve Beshear (D), but was defeated in the primary by Jack Conway. At the filing deadline on January 27, Young selected Jonathan Masters as a replacement running mate as Schill withdrew from the election.
He was a Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections. He ran in the 6th Congressional District of Kentucky. He was defeated by Elisabeth Jensen in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.
He was a 2012 Green Party candidate for District 45 of the Kentucky House of Representatives.
Young earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977, a master's degree in engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1981, and a master's degree in economics from the University of Kentucky in 1988. His career experience includes working as assistant director of the Kentucky Division of Energy and as an environmental engineer in the Energy and Environment Cabinet. Young has served with the Sierra Club, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Democratic Socialists of America, and Lexington Friends Meeting (Quakers).