Reverend Doctor George E. Young, Sr. was born in Memphis, Tenn. He retired from 30 years of Pastoral service in 2013. Dr. Young was elected to the Oklahoma State House of Representatives in 2014 while serving was elected as the Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and serves as the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus Chair. As of November 6, 2018, he was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate and he will continue serving as the Chair of the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus. Dr. Young is the author of “Christology: A Look At Practical Christianity.” He was selected to attend the Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills in Little Rock, sponsored by the Southern Legislative Conference. He was invited and attended the Medicaid Leadership Policy Academy in Washington, DC and the follow-up Advanced Academy, sponsored by the Council of State Governments. In 2017, he participated in the Early Learning Fellows Program, sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislators, which focused on topics involving the economic returns on investment in the early years; the science of early brain development; and early childhood development. In 2018, Early Learning Fellows Program, sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislators, focused on the promising approaches for America’s Addiction Crisis. In 2019, Dr. Young was invited to serve on the National Task Force on Healthy States, sponsored by the Council of State Governments.