A life-long resident of Oklahoma, Susan Carle Young was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma to John and Shirley (Knost) Carle. Her father was an attorney in Claremore for 54 years and had an admirable record of service to Claremore, Rogers County, their church (First United Methodist),
and the Democratic Party. Her mother is a retired English teacher and served on the Claremore School Board for ten years.
Susan attended Claremore Public Schools and Holland Hall School in Tulsa, graduating from Claremore High School. She attended the University of Oklahoma and earned her bachelor of science in nursing and later, a master’s degree in social work.
A few years after graduating from OU, she married Tim Young, who had just graduated from
the OU School of Medicine. She spent the next decades with Tim in Tulsa raising their sons
David and Joshua, attending graduate school, and working as a social worker. After her father’s
death in 2011, she and Tim moved back to Rogers County to assist her mother. They live on a
76-acre ranch where they raise pecans and hay.
Susan has dedicated her life to promoting children’s health and mental health awareness, as a
social worker and a pediatric nurse. She has served on the boards of many community organizations, and is currently a board member of CASA of Northeast Oklahoma. She has
volunteered for the Parent Child Center of Tulsa, Children's Day Nursery, and the Hispanic
Resource Association. She is a long-time member of the Democratic Party and currently serves
as the chair of Rogers County Democratic Party.
Susan is running for State House District 23 because she believes that Oklahoma’s legislature
needs to do a better job of protecting the health and well-being of all its citizens. She knows
that we need to return to the ideals that made Oklahoma a center for growth and innovation
from the 1940s through the 1970s, but with a fresh focus on 21st-century challenges and