GOP Congressman Don Young, Longest-Serving Member Of House, Tests Positive For COVID-19

GOP Congressman Don Young, Longest-Serving Member Of House, Tests Positive For COVID-19


Congressman Don Young (R-AK), 87, who is the longest-serving member currently in the House of Representatives, revealed Thursday afternoon that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

“I have tested positive for COVID-19,” tweeted Young, who serves as the only member of the House representing Alaska. “I am feeling strong, following proper protocols, working from home in Alaska, and ask for privacy at this time. May God Bless Alaska.”

I have tested positive for COVID-19. I am feeling strong, following proper protocols, working from home in Alaska, and ask for privacy at this time. May God Bless Alaska.

— Rep. Don Young (@repdonyoung) November 12, 2020

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First elected via special election in 1973, Young is currently the oldest living member of both chambers of Congress, surpassing long-time California Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in age by less than a month.

Young also holds the distinction of being the House Dean — a title reserved for the longest-serving continuous member

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