(The following was originally published in the Sedalia Democrat.)
ver the past few weeks the Democrat has profiled each of the candidates facing opposition in the Aug. 5 primary. In this, the final candidate profiles, we will discuss health care, energy and federal spending with the primary election Libertarians Herschel Young and Randall Langkraehr, candidates for U.S. Representative District 4.
Young was born and raised in Cass County. He served as Lake Annette City Alderman for eight years and was elected Presiding Commissioner of Cass County in 2010. He was removed the following year because of a felony second-degree assault charge stemming from 1995.
In that incident Young hit a man after the man allegedly spit on his wife. He makes no qualms about saying it was the right thing to do.
He is currently employed in transportation and logistics.