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About Geoff Young



Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts

Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Kentucky


Professional Experience


2/1978 to 8/1979, Staff Engineer at Technology + Economics, a research consulting firm in Cambridge, MA. Analyzed economic and energy savings resulting from energy-efficient technologies.


7/1982 to 6/1983, Staff Engineer at the Kentucky Small Business Development Center. Performed cost-benefit analyses of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, provided technical assistance to small businesses on how to reduce their utility bills.

4/1990 to 9/1991, Environmental Engineering Technologist Senior for the Kentucky Division of Waste Management in the Department for Environmental Protection in Frankfort. Performed technical and administrative reviews of applications for hazardous waste facility permits.

9/1991 to 11/1994, Environmentalist Principal at the Kentucky Division of Energy (KDOE), which was Kentucky’s state energy office in Frankfort (before it got reorganized). Coordinated the Alternate Energy Development Program. Administered federal grants for the demonstration of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Represented the Division before the Public Service Commission (PSC) in numerous cases related to utility industry regulatory issues including rate design.

11/1994 to 9/2004, Assistant Director of KDOE. Work focused on demand-side management (DSM), energy policy issues, energy-efficient building systems, and alternative fuels for vehicles. From 1994 to 2004, represented KDOE on DSM collaboratives at Louisville Gas and Electric Company, Kentucky Utilities, Kentucky Power Company (AEP), and Duke Energy-Kentucky.

I left state government in October 2004 to work as an activist on issues of energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy policy, and utility regulation and rate structures. Also on ending wars, reducing the military budget, reducing the federal deficit, reducing taxes on the poor and middle class, increasing taxes on the super-rich & the billionaires, and ending mountaintop removal coal mining.

Member of Sierra Club (Cumberland Chapter) from 2001 to 2017. Chair of the Bluegrass Group’s Conservation Committee and member of the Group's Executive Committee from January 2006 to January 2007. Member of the chapter’s Energy Committee from its founding in 2006 to 2017. Participated in developing a Cumberland Chapter policy related to proposed new power plants in Kentucky, which was approved by the Cumberland Chapter Executive Committee in December, 2005.

Testified orally at public hearings and submitted written comments in PSC Administrative Case No. 2005-00090, “An Assessment of Kentucky’s Electrical Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Needs; and in Administrative Case No. 2006-00045, Consideration of the Requirements of the Federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 Regarding Time-Based Metering, Demand Response and Interconnection Service.”

From January 2006 to  January 2007, served as president of the Kentucky Conservation Committee, which lobbies the General Assembly on environmental bills.

Active member of a statewide, grassroots environmental and social justice organization, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, off and on, for over 25 years. Initiated the Kentucky Energy Efficiency Working Group in 2006, which included four Kentucky environmental organizations, all of the state’s major electric and gas utility companies, the Department for Energy Development & Independence, and the Attorney General’s Office. The group’s purpose was to promote policies and programs to improve energy efficiency in all sectors of Kentucky's economy. It was phased out in 2013 after serving its purpose.

Participated in the Cool Cities group that formed in Lexington-Fayette County to reduce greenhouse gas emissions county-wide.

Led the Sierra Club team that intervened in Public Service Commission Case No. 2006-00472, “General Adjustment of Electric Rates of East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc.” Submitted data requests, responses to data requests, written direct testimony, and oral testimony from the witness stand on issues of rate structure as they affect energy efficiency.

From 1982 to 2014, served in a wide range of responsible volunteer positions at Good Foods Co-op, Inc., including treasurer, board member, board president, Bylaws Committee chair, Planning Committee member, and Finance Committee chair. Served on the board of directors for at least a dozen years between 1982 and 2014. Served at or near the center of Good Foods' leadership circle during the 32-year period when annual sales grew from approximately $600,000 to $12 million.

Led the complicated legal effort to reincorporate Good Foods Co-op from a Kentucky nonprofit organized under KRS Chapter 273 to an official cooperative incorporated in Vermont and doing business in Kentucky. Was named the first inductee into the Good Foods Co-op Hall of Fame in April 2002, largely because of volunteer service over a long period and many contributions to the reincorporation process.

Took a leading role from 2009 to 2013 in forming the Kentucky Chapter of the Green Party of the US. Ran as a Green against State Representative Stan Lee (R) in 2012. Switched back to the Democratic Party on 10/11/2013 and ran as a Democrat in 2014 against US Congressman Andy Barr (R). I lost the 5/20/14 primary to Elisabeth Jensen (D) by a margin of 61% to 39%, after she spent 9 times as much money (about $250,000) as I did and got all the support from the Democratic Party establishment they could give her. To repeat: 39% without any support from a single well-connected Democrat. Ran against Jack Conway in 2015 in the Democratic primary for Governor.

Although I'm not an attorney, I started suing the Kentucky Democratic Party (KDP) for massive election fraud and violating my civil rights in 2015. Filed an official criminal complaint against them on 12/25/15. Proved that the KDP, several state Circuit Court judges, the entire Kentucky Court of Appeals, and the entire Kentucky Supreme Court are 100% corrupt.

Ran for the U.S. House in KY-6 in 2016 against Nancy Jo Kemper, the KDP's chosen candidate. Debated her twice during the primary and attacked her ignorant, blind support of Hillary Clinton (D), a proven war criminal (in Libya and Syria, 2011). Continued bashing H. Clinton even after she and her supporters had stolen the “Democratic” Party nomination for President at the National Convention in Philadelphia in July, 2016 from Bernie Sanders. Endorsed and proudly voted for Dr. Jill Stein (G) and Ajamu Baraka (G) for President & VP, respectively.

Filed a federal lawsuit against 32 Democratic individuals and organizations and KET in 2016 for rigging Democrat primaries and proved that the KDP, KET, and the entire Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals are 100% corrupt.

Ran as a Democrat for the US House in 2018 against Amy McGrath and four other Democrats and proved again that the KDP, several state Circuit Court judges, the entire Kentucky Court of Appeals, and the entire Kentucky Supreme Court are 100% corrupt.

Ran as a Democrat for Governor in 2019 against Andy Beshear, Adam Edelen and Rocky Adkins and proved again that the KDP, KET, several state Circuit Court Judges, the entire Kentucky Court of Appeals, and the entire Kentucky Supreme Court are 100% corrupt.

Ran as a Republican for the US House in 2020 against Andy Barr and proved that the RPK, KET, several state Circuit Court judges, the entire Kentucky Court of Appeals, and the entire Kentucky Supreme Court are 100% corrupt.

Actually won my first primary ever on May 17, 2022 against Chris Preece (D) but lost to Andy Barr (R-KY6) in the general election. Andy Beshear, Morgan McGarvey, the KDP, and many county parties supported Barr (R-Vicious, Woman-Hating (the abortion issue), Imperialistic, Terrorist-Supporting, CIA-Supporting, Nazi-Supporting (in Ukraine), GENOCIDE-Supporting (in Gaza), Trump-Supporting, Ignorant, Savage Neocon) because they strongly preferred seeing Barr get re-elected than seeing me beat him. That's how much all these "loyal Democrats" hate and fear me.

In June, 2022, six totally corrupt "justices" on the US Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on abortion and made it clear that corrupt judges exist all over America, not just in Kentucky.

Ran as a Democrat for Governor in 2023 against Andy Beshear and Peppy Martin and proved that the KDP, KET, and Franklin Circuit Court Chief Judge Phillip Shepherd are 100% corrupt. The main problem is that the law requires a civil case to go forward if the plaintiff has stated one or more claims upon which relief can be granted. ALL of my complaints have done so between 2015 and today. Any judge who dismisses a well-pleaded complaint before discovery and trial is 100% corrupt. It's perhaps the most unethical and damaging thing (to our society) any judge can do.

Reforming America's and Kentucky's Judicial Branch in order to get rid of judges and justices who routinely violate the law is one of my highest legislative priorities.

Updated on April 2, 2024

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