The Raleigh News & Observer reported on Monday, Oct. 10 on the results of running criminal background checks on more than 300 candidates running in the Nov. 8 election, including all state House and state Senate candidates.
A Guilford County candidate for state representative was right at the top of the list of candidates who have convictions or charges pending for crimes other than minor offenses and traffic violations.
State House District 59 Democratic candidate Sherrie Young was listed as having “pending gun charges.”
Young is running against five-term incumbent Republican District 59 state House Rep. Jon Hardister, who is also House majority whip in the largely rural district. District 59 includes eastern Guilford County to the Alamance County line and a portion of east Greensboro. North of Greensboro it goes as far west as Summerfield and south of Greensboro as far west as High Point.
The N&O article notes that Young has two misdemeanor charges pending against her from an incident that happened in November 2021. Young has been charged with discharging a firearm in the city limits and for “going armed to the terror of people.”
Young’s case was scheduled to go to court on Sept. 12, but according to the N&O has now been continued to December, notably after the Nov. 8 election.
There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident, but the police report states that Young fired a handgun within 150 feet of a residence.
According to her campaign finance report, Young won the Democratic Primary in May without spending a dollar on her campaign. Young’s campaign finance report states that Young donated $140 to her campaign and then paid herself $140 for “holding public office expenses.”
The North Carolina Board of Elections has noted several problems with Young’s campaign finance reports and there are several letters in campaign finance report file from the elections office requesting that she amend her reports.
Problems with her background…and we are surprised by this why?
John have I missed where The Rhino published the names of real conservatives running in NW Guilford? If I did, how can I find it?
Thanks for your help
It’s coming soon.
Sounds like Washington DC material.
Is she mentally stable to hold an office? Is she one who cannot, will not take responsibility for her actions?
I am looking at the individual, not the party. If the Republican backs her with her known deficiencies does not make the Republican Party also negligent in providing qualified candidates? OR is the party just putting “ meat in the seat” or a political puppet like so many of our current representatives who do not listen to the people who voted for them?
She is a Democrat.
Check out Sherry Young’s FB page…not much there to suggest what qualifies her to be a good candidate.
My mistake- thank you for the correction.
Sounds like a stealth candidate hoping for a good turnout of straight ticket voters. I wonder if she hit what she was shooting at. Does the NRA and local sheriff back her ?