State Rep. Stephanie A. Young is in her first term as state representative of Michigan’s 8th House District, serving northwest Detroit, including the Bethune, Old Redford, Brightmoor, Castle Rouge, College Park, Crary St. Marys, and Grandmont-Rosedale communities.
After graduating from Cass Technical High School and Michigan State University’s James Madison College, Rep. Young’s first professional job was as a legislative aide to a former State Representative. Through her work with several former state representatives, numerous mayoral administrations and community advocacy organizations, including the Detroit Area Agency on Aging, Young has put her leadership and relationship building skills to use to improve the lives of her community members at every step.
Prior to her work with the Legislature, Rep. Young served as the first Executive Director of Detroit’s Community Education Commission, where she worked diligently to help improve educational outcomes for Detroit students by eliminating barriers to success and improving access to transportation, quality afterschool programs and information for parents. Young brings her incredible passion for the residents of Detroit, demonstrated outstanding leadership capabilities and a fresh perspective to her role at the Capitol.
Rep. Young is the proud mother of two sons, both graduates of the legendary Cass Technical High School. During the pandemic, her oldest received his Bachelor’s in Animation from the University of St. Francis and her youngest is pursuing a finance degree at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business. She is also the proud Mom-owner of her 4-legged adopted ‘son’ who has been part of her family for more than 10 years. Young is also a licensed and ordained minister in the Christian faith and is affectionately known as Elder Steph. She is on the ministerial staff at her home church, Pure Word Missionary Baptist Church, which is located in the heart of House District 8.