Stuart Young was elected Vice-Chair of the Governing Board of the Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel, at the Board’s November 21st meeting. The Agency is a public office that is the state’s advocate for residential utility consumers for their electric, natural gas, telephone and water services. Mr. Young and his colleagues on the Board are appointees of the Ohio Attorney General. Mr. Young’s public service on the Board began in 2012. The Ohio Consumers' Counsel seeks consumer protections, such as lower utility bills, for residential consumers of investor-owned utilities in Ohio.


In a statement, Mr. Young commented, "I look forward to working with other members of the Board and Agency staff toward lowering Ohioans’ monthly utility bills."


The Chair of the Consumers’ Counsel Governing Board, Michael Watkins, made this statement on the Board’s selection of Mr. Young for Vice-Chair: “I am very pleased that the Board elected Stuart Young as the new Vice-Chair. I am looking forward to working with him for Ohio consumers. Mr. Young is an experienced member of the Board. He has great leadership skills and has always shown great interest in the workings of the Board and the agency’s services to the public.”


Stuart Young is a third-generation dairy farmer. He is an owner and manager of Young’s Jersey Dairy Inc., where he is responsible for managing the farm operation, Jersey herd and cheese production. He has also served on the Hustead Volunteer Fire Department for 36 years. He previously served the Clark County Farm Bureau on the Board of Directors and as President. He has served as a member of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and the Ohio Farm Bureau’s State Policy Development Committee as a delegate. He is a lifelong member of the American Jersey Cattle Association.