U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young Won't Seek Re-Election in 2014

12:40 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young Won't Seek Re-Election in 2014

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Bill Young, 82, said there are several factors in why he won't run for re-election including his health and his desire to spend more time with his family. He recalled a conversation many years ago with Sen. John Stennis in which he asked the Mississippi Democrat when Young would know it's time to retire. "You'll know when it's time," Stennis told him. Young, who has been in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center since Friday because of a back injury, said he recently concluded that "it's my time."
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, Florida's most influential and longest-serving member of Congress, told the Tampa Bay Times on Wednesday that he has decided to retire when his term ends in 2014. Young, 82, said there are several factors in why he won't run for re-election including his health and his desire to spend more time with his family.