(SANILAC COUNTY) — Sanilac County Prosecutor James V. Young has announced that he will seek re-election for the Office of Prosecuting Attorney. Young, a Republican, will appear on the August 2, 2016 Republican Primary ballot. During his years as a Prosecutor, Young is a full time trial prosecutor who has handled cases ranging from traffic tickets to murder cases. As a Prosecutor with considerable trial experience, Young has committed his office to the issues of fighting crimes and drugs in our community with special emphasis on victims’ rights, child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. His most recent efforts have been the creation of the Sanilac County Child Advocacy Center, which he serves as Chairman. The center is committed to protecting children who are the victims of severe physical and sexual abuse. Young has also worked toward the elimination of violence within area families. As a co-founder and President of the S.A.V.E. Council, Young has encouraged collaboration among community agencies and law enforcement to develop resources for the victims of violence including the operation of EVA’s Place, a woman’s shelter which provides a place of hope, opportunity and promise to victims of domestic violence. Young also created the first Victims Rights Program in the Thumb Area, assisted in the creation of the Sanilac County Drug Task Force, co-founded the Sanilac County Child Abuse and Neglect Council, and serves as Chairman of the Sanilac County Building Authority. Prosecutor Young, is a graduate of Carsonville High School, Northern Michigan University, and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He resides in Carsonville with his wife Kathy and has two children and two grandchildren.