MADISON -- Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Joe Wineke released the following statement on the passing of longtime public servant and Democratic activist Becky Young:

“I am extremely lucky to have known Becky Young. She led an accomplished career as a public servant and activist and will be deeply missed by all who knew her as a friend or as a colleague.

“While serving in her numerous public roles, Becky Young dedicated herself to a variety of causes, including enhancing the role of women in government. The Democratic Party was honored last month to name Becky Young as the first ever recipient of the Marlys Matuszak Statewide Impact Award for her work to protect the rights of women, ensure the well-being of youth, and protect the environment. She will be remembered forever as a truly dedicated leader with a heart of gold.”

Wisconsin State Journal: Rebecca Young, pillar of Madison politics, dies at 74
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