Geoff Young

Sixth District Democrats Discuss Campaign Issues

May 17, 2018
Stu Johnson

Earlier this week we heard from half of the Democratic candidates for the Sixth Congressional seat - Jim Gray, Reggie Thomas, and Amy McGrath.  The three remaining candidates Daniel Kemph, Geoff Young and Ted Green, face an uphill climb.

Never holding political office can create name recognition challenges which can make it more difficult to raise money for a campaign. That’s been a reality of American politics for a long time

6th Dist. U.S. House Primary Candidates

May 13, 2016

WEKU News has produced a series of reports featuring the candidates competing for the Democratic and Republican nominations for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 6th District in Kentucky.

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    Central Kentuckians will go to the polls next week to select Republican and Democratic nominees for the Sixth District U.S. House seat.  Today we conclude our review of the four candidates with the thoughts of retired state energy engineer Geoff Young. 

Young, who is making his fourth run for political office since 2012, is straightforward about what he believes to be the most important issue in this congressional race.  He says it’s “war and peace.” 

Following Big Loss to Conway, Young Vows to Fight On in Court

May 20, 2015

The loser in Tuesday’s democratic primary for Kentucky governor remains intent on battling the overwhelming winner in court.  Jack Conway received almost 80 percent of the vote.  His opponent, Geoff Young, has maintained throughout the campaign that Conway and a few high ranking democrats rigged the election.  "They've done this before,” said Young. “This is not that a small, a very small group at the top of the Democratic Party has tried to dictate to all democrats in Kentucky how things are gonna be."

Geoff Young: Outspoken on Issues and Party Process

May 17, 2015


Much of the media attention in the 2015 gubernatorial primary race for Kentucky governor has focused on the GOP contest.  But, there's also competition on the democratic side.  Retired state engineer Geoff Young is making his third run for public office.  The longtime social activist feels he's fighting an uphill battle.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Geoff Young says he is being unfairly slighted in Kentucky's primary election.  The retired state engineer appeared Monday on KET'S Kentucky Tonight.  Young is suing his opponent Attorney General Jack Conway and other powerful state democrats, claiming he is illegally being dismissed as a candidate before voters have a chance to make their choice.  "I just strongly disagree with that idea," said Young. "It's not democratic.  It resembles more like an organized crime operation than it does a political party."

Kentucky's Republican candidates for governor found little to disagree with during their first joint appearance of the 2015 election cycle.

Republican James Comer officially filed for governor Thursday morning.

The first-term agriculture commissioner has been raising money since September along with running mate state Sen. Chris McDaniel from northern Kentucky. But Thursday marks the official start of his 2015 campaign.

Comer is the second Republican to file for governor following former state Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott. Former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner also plans to run but has not officially filed yet.


A retired state engineer and a woman who was arrested after riding her bicycle to school are the first candidates to officially file for the 2015 governor's race.

Two candidates will be on the May 20 Primary ballot for the Democratic nomination for Kentucky's Sixth District of the U.S. House of Representatives. WEKU reporter Stu Johnson spoke with both candidates.

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Candidate Q & A: Sixth Congressional District, Geoff Young

May 11, 2014

With the May Primary Election just a week away, we begin a week-long series of reports focusing on some of the political races.  Today, we hear from sixth district congressional candidate Geoff Young.   Mr. Young is one of two candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for the seat currently held by Republican Andy Barr.

WEKU'S Stu Johnson asked the one-time state Division of Energy employee and long time political activist what role should the federal government play in helping those in need.