Personal Attack Response
This is Michael Young.
I am running to represent you and your family in the Nebraska Legislature. This week you may have received an intentionally deceptive communication about my family and me. Like many families, my family has had ups and downs, challenges, and joys. This mailer was filled with ugliness to voters of Legislative District 18 alleging that I am a domestic abuser, among other hateful things.
This is the type of politics we all hate.
As your state senator, I will always be upfront and direct with you. Let me clear up some facts:
1. I got a ticket for reckless driving in 2006 when I was 23 years old. There was no alcohol involved.
2. I was pardoned in 2018 by Mayor Jean Stothert for both misdemeanors referenced for my dedication and hard work over the past decades in the community.
3. I am currently behind in the total child support I owe because I lost my full-time job during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I have consistently paid every month an amount that my son's mother and I agreed to so I could get caught up while providing for my son.
I am proud to have an active, daily, positive relationship with my children and a positive co-parenting relationship.
Sadly, the Republican Party has sunk so low with their communication that my children will have to endure the public publication on our private family matters.
And they did this because my opponent, Christy Armendariz, has several very extreme positions that Nebraskans do not agree with. Her support for a complete ban and criminalization of abortion is completely out of touch with voters I talk to daily. In addition, her blind allegiance to failed gubernatorial candidate Chuck Herbster and his plan to make the Legislature partisan and add a sales tax to groceries, prescription drugs, and hundreds of other items will be a disaster to working families.
I hope that my opponent will move past personal family attacks and discuss the real issues Nebraskans are facing, yet she has refused to attend even one joint forum.
If you have any further questions, please call me at 402-252-5995 or INFO@YOUNGFORNE.COM.
Working for you,