Betsy Young – State Attorney


Attorneys, Judges, and community leaders trust Betsy Young because they know she has the experience and track record our community deserves in the State Attorney’s Office.

In her two decades as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, Betsy Young has developed a deep, well-rounded understanding of the justice system.

After graduating from the Florida State University College of Law, Betsy served as Assistant State Attorney where she prosecuted thousands of felonies. She’s protected us by prosecuting career criminals, white collar crime, and defending our constitutional rights.

Betsy lives in Lakewood Ranch with her husband Jeff, a native of Venice, FL, and her two daughters, Jada and Kara. Her daughters attend Southeast High School and Braden River Elementary School, where Betsy is a PTO member and serves on the School Advisory Council. She is also a mentor with Take Stock in Children.

She is the former Vice President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Sarasota Chapter and an active member of the Sarasota/Manatee County Bar Association and Florida Association of Women Lawyers.