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Bio Jim Young

James Young is the newly-elected President of the Prince William Committee of 100. Born in Logansport, Indiana, and raised in Northumberland Pennsylvania, Mr. Young graduated from Shikellamy High School in 1982, a year after earning his Eagle Scout award. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hampden-Sydney College, where he was an Allen Scholar and graduated magna cum laude with Honors in Political Science and History in 1986, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha (national political science honorary) and Phi Alpha Theta (national history honorary). He earned his law degree from Emory University in Atlanta in 1989, where he founded a chapter of the Federalist Society, and interned with Atlanta Legal Aid and the United States Attorney’s Office. A nationally-recognized expert in labor and constitutional law, Young is a Staff Attorney with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation in Springfield, Virginia, and has appeared in courtrooms from Maine to Hawaii and Alaska, and states in between. He has represented literally tens of thousands of public and private-sector employees seeking to vindicate their rights against compulsory-unionism abuses. He has appeared at all levels of state and Federal courts, arguing two cases before the United States Supreme Court. In his most recent Supreme Court appearance, the Court reversed a lower court decision dismissing the case, and on remand, the district court entered a judgment resulting in the refund of more than $5 million to a class of more than 42,000 State of California public employees. Young moved to Prince William County in 1989, and has served as a member and Chairman of the Prince William County Young Republicans, the Prince William County Republican Committee and its Executive Committee, the Eighth and Eleventh Congressional District Republican Committees, as a Cub Scout Pack Committee and Boy Scout Troop Committee Chairman, and as an Elder in his church. For seven years, he wrote a weekly political column for the Potomac News. He resides with his wife, Brenda, and their two sons in Montclair. Their oldest son recently became a third-generation Eagle Scout.