Kayla Young

Kayla Young

West Virginia House, District 35, WV

Kayla is a progressive advocate turned candidate who has been fighting for her community for years. Working as an environmental lobbyist in West Virginia, she saw the influence of special interests in the State House first hand. West Virginia’s economy is devastated by a century of focusing on coal alone, with those voices still running the show. We need leaders unafraid to move our state forward, putting her people first for the first time. Kayla fights for a clean environment and just transition for workers, diversifying our economy, and building a strong community based on equality, justice, and a quality education. Kayla founded Boss Babes WV in 2017 as a way for folks across our state to network and amplify their voices. Kayla started her pop-up food truck, Eggs Will Roll in 2018, when unable to find a job in West Virginia. Kayla believes we need leaders that fight for empathy, that have the courage to say “we must do better.” Kayla lives in South Charleston WV with her children, Milo and Zella.