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Coleman Young II

Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 4th district
Assumed office 
Preceded by Mary D. Waters

Born 1984 (age 25–26)
Detroit, Michigan
Birth name Joel Loving
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) None
Profession Politician
Religion Church of God in Christ

Coleman A. Young II (born Joel Loving, 1984) is an American politician from the state of Michigan. He is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives and candidate for mayor of Detroit. As a state representative Young represents a district located in Downtown Detroit. He was first elected in 2006. He is the son of the late former Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young.

Political career

Young attended Wayne State University prior to serving in the legislature. Prior to being elected to the state House, he worked as an intern for the Detroit City Council Research & Analysis Division. He currently hosts The "Young Effect," a local Detroit call-in talk show concerning current affairs, community advocacy and sports.

In the House, Young advocates jobs programs, universal health care, and capping interest rates on loans, mortgages, and credit cards. He sits on the Transportation, Government Operations, Tax Policy, Intergovernmental, Urban, and Regional Affairs, and Transportation Committees.

In late Septermber 2008, Young pulled petitions to run for the unfinished term of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. In November 2008, Young was also a candidate for re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives.


Young is a member of the St. Paul Church of God in Christ. He enjoys acting and has performed at Wayne State University and in several local churches.

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