Mary Young represents House District 50, Greeley, Evans, and Garden City. She sits on the Public & Behavioral Health and Human Services Committee and is the Vice-Chair of the Education Committee.
As a school psychologist and special educator who has worked in public schools, primarily working with students with behavioral health issues, developmental disabilities, and other learning disabilities, Representative Young’s professional experiences have deeply shaped her focus on policy and her approach to legislation. Representative Young is passionate about increasing access to behavioral and physical health care and fighting for well-funded quality education with well-paid educators. Additionally, she is committed to supporting working families and small businesses.
Her personal experiences have also shaped her passion for advocating for behavioral health issues. Representative Young and her husband, Dave Young became co-guardians of her sister-in-law when she needed a liver transplant. Her sister-in-law faces a myriad of health problems. The path they share with her has been a blessing and has pushed their problem-solving abilities to the limits. They are so delighted to have her in their life.
Representative Young holds her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from St. Mary's of Notre Dame, a Master's in Education in Teaching the Emotionally Disturbed from Duke University, and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado.
She has lived in the Greeley area since 1981 and is active in the community as a board member of ARC of Weld County, a Weld County Court Appointed Special Advocate supporting children in the child welfare system, a member of Zonta, and a member of multiple local organizations.