About Todd


Since joining the Senate in 2017, Todd Young has developed a reputation as a bipartisan problem solver. On issues like outcompeting the Chinese Communist Party, securing the border, growing the economy, expanding affordable housing options for all Hoosiers, supporting Indiana’s veterans, and harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence, Todd has offered conservative solutions to many of the biggest issues facing Hoosier families.

In 2022, the CHIPS and Science Act, his landmark legislation to outcompete China and create more high tech jobs in the Heartland, became law. Vital to America’s economic and national security, the law is bringing semiconductor production back to the United States to shore up our supply chain and ensure America is never dependent on China for critical chips.

Todd’s path to the Senate went through the United States Marine Corps. After graduating high school, Todd attended the United States Naval Academy, where he played varsity soccer and was elected a class officer. Todd graduated with honors in 1995 and accepted a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps. After training as a rifle platoon commander, Todd served as an intelligence officer, spending time on the U.S. southern border.

Later, while leading a Marines recruiting effort in Chicago and northwest Indiana, Todd put himself through night school at the University of Chicago, where he earned his MBA with a concentration in economics.

After serving a decade in the military, in 2000 Todd was honorably discharged as a Captain. He then spent a year in England, where he wrote a thesis on the economic history of Midwestern agriculture and earned an MA from the School of Advanced Study in London. Upon returning to the United States, he accepted a position at the Heritage Foundation and later worked as a legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate.

In 2003, Todd returned home to Indiana. He worked for several years as a management consultant, advising public and private organizations on how they could implement business practices to provide their constituents and customers with more value, often by investing fewer resources. 

Soon after returning to Indiana, Todd met his future wife, Jenny, while earning his JD from Indiana University. They married in 2005, and then worked together at a small law firm in Paoli, Indiana, that was started by Jenny’s great-grandfather in 1933. 

In 2010, Todd ran his first campaign for Congress, defeating a strong Democrat incumbent to represent Indiana’s 9th Congressional District. He served three terms in the House before running for Senate in 2016.

Todd and Jenny and their four children currently reside in Johnson County.

He serves on the U.S. Senate Committees on Finance; Foreign Relations; Commerce, Science & Transportation; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Previously, in the House, he served on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Budget Committee, and the House Ways and Means Committee.