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|Name = C.W. Bill Young
 
|Name = C.W. Bill Young
 
|Profile picture = CW Bill Young.jpg
 
|Profile picture = CW Bill Young.jpg
|Position = U.S. House, Florida, District 10
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|Position = U.S. House, Florida, District 13
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = January 3, 1971-Present
 
|Tenure = January 3, 1971-Present
|Term ends = January 3, 2012
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|Term ends = January 3, 2015
 
|Assumed office = 1971
 
|Assumed office = 1971
|Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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|Political party = Republican
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|Predecessor = [[Vern Buchanan]] (R)
 
|Leadership = [[Florida State Senate]], Minority Leader
 
|Leadership = [[Florida State Senate]], Minority Leader
 
|Years leadership = 1966-1970
 
|Years leadership = 1966-1970
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|Leadership 5 =
 
|Leadership 5 =
 
|Years leadership 5 =
 
|Years leadership 5 =
|Base salary = $174,000
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|Base salary = $174,000/year
 
|Per diem =
 
|Per diem =
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election =2010
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|Last election =November 6, 2012
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|First elected = 1970
 
|First elected = 1970
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = 2012
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|Next election = [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $=4947250
 
|Prior office = [[Florida State Senate]]
 
|Prior office = [[Florida State Senate]]
 
|Prior office years = 1961-1970
 
|Prior office years = 1961-1970
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|Birthday = December 16, 1930
 
|Birthday = December 16, 1930
 
|Place of birth = Harmarville, Pennsylvania
 
|Place of birth = Harmarville, Pennsylvania
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|Net worth = $115,501
 
|Profession = Insurance Executive
 
|Profession = Insurance Executive
 
|Religion = Methodist
 
|Religion = Methodist
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|Personal website =
 
|Personal website =
 
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{{tnr}}'''Charles William "Bill" Young''' (b. December 16, 1930) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Young was elected by voters from [[Florida's 10th congressional district]].  
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{{tnr}}'''Charles William "Bill" Young''' (b. December 16, 1930 in Harmarville, Pennsylvania) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Young was elected by voters from [[Florida's 13th congressional district]].  
  
Due to redistricting, Young is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 13th congressional district elections, 2012|13th District]]. Young is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket.<ref>[http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/republican-cw-bill-young-may-be-vulnerable-but-no-democrat-is-opposing-him/1199402 ''TampaBay.com: St. Petersburg Times'' "Republican C.W. Bill Young may be vulnerable, but no Democrat is opposing him for re-election" Accessed December 2, 2011] </ref> [[Jessica Ehrlich]] is running as a Democrat. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] is May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.
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Due to redistricting, Young ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 13th congressional district elections, 2012|13th District]].<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/republican-cw-bill-young-may-be-vulnerable-but-no-democrat-is-opposing-him/1199402 ''TampaBay.com: St. Petersburg Times'' "Republican C.W. Bill Young may be vulnerable, but no Democrat is opposing him for re-election" Accessed December 2, 2011] </ref><ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref> Young was first elected to the [[U.S. House]] from District 8 in 1970.<ref name="pvs">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/26802/bill-young#.UbiWBdjkoec ''Project VoteSmart'' "Bill Young" Accessed June 12, 2013]</ref>
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He previously served in the [[Florida State Senate]] from 1961 to 1970.<ref name="pvs"/>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Young is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/c_w_young/400439 ''Gov Track'' "Young" Accessed May 14, 2012]</ref>
 
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Young was born near Harmarville, [[Pennsylvania]], a suburb of Pittsburgh, moved to the St. Petersburg area at the age of 15. He served in the Army National Guard from 1948 to 1957. <ref name="biography"/>
 
Young was born near Harmarville, [[Pennsylvania]], a suburb of Pittsburgh, moved to the St. Petersburg area at the age of 15. He served in the Army National Guard from 1948 to 1957. <ref name="biography"/>
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==Career==
 
==Career==
*1993-Present: [[United States House of Representatives]], Florida, 10th District <ref name="biography"/>
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*2013-present: [[United States House of Representatives]], Florida, 13th District <ref name="biography"/>
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*1993-2013: [[United States House of Representatives]], Florida, 10th District <ref name="biography"/>
 
*1983-1993: [[United States House of Representatives]], Florida, 8th District<ref name="biography"/>
 
*1983-1993: [[United States House of Representatives]], Florida, 8th District<ref name="biography"/>
 
*1973-1983: [[United States House of Representatives]], Florida, 6th District<ref name="biography"/>  
 
*1973-1983: [[United States House of Representatives]], Florida, 6th District<ref name="biography"/>  
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Young also worked as an insurance executive.
 
Young also worked as an insurance executive.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
===U.S. House of Representatives===
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===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Young serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Committee on Appropriations]]
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**Subcommittee on Defense ''Chairman''
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**Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
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**Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations]] <ref name="committees"> [http://young.house.gov/about-me/committees-and-caucuses ''Congressman C.W. Bill Young'' "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed October 17, 2011] </ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Committee on Appropriations]] <ref name="committees"> [http://young.house.gov/about-me/committees-and-caucuses ''Congressman C.W. Bill Young'' "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed October 17, 2011] </ref>
**Subcommittee on Defense (Chairman)
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**Subcommittee on Defense ''Chairman''
 
**Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
 
**Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Political Positions===
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===Campaign themes===
====Percentage voting with party====
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====2012====
{{Congress vote percent
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Young's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[https://www.congressmanbillyoung.com/issues/ Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
|name=C.W. Bill Young
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|party=Republican
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*'''Protecting our Nation and Military
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:Excerpt: "Congressman Young has worked relentlessly throughout his career to support the troops and ensure our nation remains unharmed. Having served on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee for 32 years, Congressman Young believes our men and women in uniform could never be paid enough for the sacrifices they and their families make daily."
|rank=203
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|total=242
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*'''Working to Protect Access to Medicare
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:Excerpt: "Congressman Young has consistently protected the Medicare program, and has fought hard as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee to ensure that the many seniors who live in his district and around the county continue to receive the health care services they depend on. The Congressman believes the best way to responsibly protect Medicare is to work in a bipartisan manner with his colleagues on both sides of the aisle, as he has done for more than four decades he has represented Pinellas County."
|year=November 2011
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|RHouse=Y
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*'''Supporting Job Creators
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:Excerpt: "President Obama said that if we passed his trillion dollar spending stimulus bill, unemployment would stay under 8 percent. Unfortunately, the unemployment rate remained above 8 percent for 43 straight months and is now no better than when the President took office."
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*'''Social Security
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:Excerpt: "Congressman Young understands how vital Social Security benefits are to the people of Pinellas County. He has continually opposed efforts to weaken the safety net, such as replacing the program with private Social Security savings accounts, which jeopardize the benefits that countless retirees have come to rely on since the Social Security Act was first signed into law by President Roosevelt in 1935."
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*'''Assisting Veterans
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:Excerpt: "Congressman Young has always supported our brave veterans who served in the United States armed forces. These courageous men and women should be respected for the sacrifices they made to preserve the freedoms we enjoy. Taking care of the veterans who protected our great nation is one of Congressman Young’s primary concerns, one he is grateful to carry out."
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===Specific votes===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Support vote}}
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Young voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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[[File:C.W. Bill Young logo.jpg|thumb|250px|C.W. Bill Young for House campaign logo.]]   
 
[[File:C.W. Bill Young logo.jpg|thumb|250px|C.W. Bill Young for House campaign logo.]]   
  
Due to redistricting, Young is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 13th congressional district elections, 2012|13th District]]. Young is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket. [[Jessica Ehrlich]] is running as a Democrat. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] is May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.
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Due to redistricting, Young was running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 13th congressional district elections, 2012|13th District]]. Young was seeking re-election on the Republican ticket. Young won the nomination in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. [[Jessica Ehrlich]] ran as a Democrat. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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===2010===
 
 
On November 2, 2010, Young won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Charlie Justice (D) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
 
  
{{Election box 2010
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{{Primary election box 2012
|Chamber= U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 10th Congressional District, General Election
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|Chamber=U.S. House, Florida District 13
|party1= Republican
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|party= Republican
|party2= Democratic
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|winner1 =C.W. Bill Young
|winner1 = C.W. Bill Young
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|Inc1 = Y
 
|Inc1 = Y
|candidate2 = Charlie Justice
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|candidate2 =Darren Ayres
|votes1 = 137943
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|candidate3 =Madeline Vance
|votes2 = 71313
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|votes1 =39381
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|votes2 =10544
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|votes3 =7049
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}}
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===Full history===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Young
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|year=2000
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|Editdate=April 4, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00001817&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "C.W. Bill Young" Accessed April 4, 2014]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=1040707
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[U.S. House]] (Florida, [[Florida's 13th congressional district|District 13]])
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|totalraised2010=697978
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[U.S. House]] (Florida, [[Florida's 10th congressional district|District 10]])
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|totalraised2008=943430
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|result2008=Won
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|office2008=[[U.S. House]] (Florida, [[Florida's 10th congressional district|District 10]])
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|totalraised2006=635223
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|result2006=Won
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|office2006=[[U.S. House]] (Florida, [[Florida's 10th congressional district|District 10]])
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|totalraised2004=556179
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|result2004=Won
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|office2004=[[U.S. House]] (Florida, [[Florida's 10th congressional district|District 10]])
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|totalraised2002=574840
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|result2002=Won
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|office2002=[[U.S. House]] (Florida, [[Florida's 10th congressional district|District 10]])
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|totalraised2000=498893
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|result2000=Won
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|office2000=[[U.S. House]] (Florida, [[Florida's 10th congressional district|District 10]])
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}}
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===2012===
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[[File:C.W. Bill Young 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Young's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Young won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Young's campaign committee raised a total of $1,040,707 and spent $1,047,105.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00030736&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "C.W. Bill Young 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 13th Congressional District
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = $1,040,707
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|total spent =$1,047,105
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|opponent raised = $517,094
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|opponent spent = $516,873
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|org1 = Cantor Fitzgerald
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|org2 = Lockheed Martin
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|org3 = Northrop Grumman
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|org4 = Boeing Co
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|org5 = MacAndrews & Forbes
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|orgdonor1 = $43,000
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|orgdonor2 = $40,750
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|orgdonor3 = $34,000
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|orgdonor4 = $26,750
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|orgdonor5 = $18,500
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|ind1 = Defense Aerospace
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|ind2 = Lobbyists
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|ind3 = Defense Electronics
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|ind4 = Securities & Investment
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|ind5 = Health Professionals
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|inddonor1 = $97,000
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|inddonor2 = $83,202
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|inddonor3 = $80,860
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|inddonor4 = $69,990
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|inddonor5 = $60,900
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:C W Bill Young 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Young's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:C W Bill Young 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Young's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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==Recent news==
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==Analysis==
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''C.W. Bill  + Young + Florida + House'''
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
:''All stories may not be relevant to this official due to the nature of the search engine.''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Young is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]," as of June 12, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/c_w_young/400439 ''Gov Track'' "Young" Accessed June 12, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Young missed 1,895 of 24,634 roll call votes from Jan 1971 to Mar 2013.  This amounts to 7.7%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/w_bill_young/400439 ''GovTrack,'' "C.W. Bill Young," Accessed March 29, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Young paid his congressional staff a total of $878,518 in 2011.  He ranks 98th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 119th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, [[Florida]] ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/540/Rep_C_W_Bill_Young.html LegiStorm "Bill Young"]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Young's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $66,003 and $165,000. That averages to $115,501, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth did not change from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001817&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Young (R-Fla), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Young's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $66,003 and $165,000. That averages to $115,501.50, which is lower than  the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001817&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Young, (R-Florida), 2010"]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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====2012====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Young ranked 215th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013]</ref>
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Young ranked 193rd in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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===Voting with party===
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{{Congress vote percent
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|name=C.W. Bill Young
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|party=Republican
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|percent=91.8%
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|rank=207th
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|total=233
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|chamber=House
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|year=June 2013
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|RHouse=Y
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Congressman Young and his wife Beverly have three adult sons, Rob, Billy, and Patrick.<ref name="biography"> [http://young.house.gov/about-me/full-biography ''Congressman C.W. Bill Young'' "Full Biography" Accessed October 17, 2011] </ref>
 
Congressman Young and his wife Beverly have three adult sons, Rob, Billy, and Patrick.<ref name="biography"> [http://young.house.gov/about-me/full-biography ''Congressman C.W. Bill Young'' "Full Biography" Accessed October 17, 2011] </ref>
  
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Bill + Young + Florida + House'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://young.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://young.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://www.congressmanbillyoung.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.congressmanbillyoung.com/ Official campaign website]
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C.W. Bill Young
CW Bill Young.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 13
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1971-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 43
PartyRepublican
PredecessorVern Buchanan (R)
Leadership
Florida State Senate, Minority Leader
1966-1970
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1970
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,947,250
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida State Senate
1961-1970
Military service
Service/branchArmy National Guard
Years of service1948-1957
Personal
BirthdayDecember 16, 1930
Place of birthHarmarville, Pennsylvania
ProfessionInsurance Executive
Net worth$115,501
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Charles William "Bill" Young (b. December 16, 1930 in Harmarville, Pennsylvania) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Young was elected by voters from Florida's 13th congressional district.

Due to redistricting, Young ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 13th District.[1][2][3] Young was first elected to the U.S. House from District 8 in 1970.[4]

He previously served in the Florida State Senate from 1961 to 1970.[4]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Young is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Young was born near Harmarville, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, moved to the St. Petersburg area at the age of 15. He served in the Army National Guard from 1948 to 1957. [5]

Young is currently the longest-serving Republican member of Congress.He is the senior member of the Florida congressional delegation and is the senior Republican in the entire Congress, House and Senate. He has now served over 50 years in public office (10 in the Florida State Senate and 41 in the United States Congress) and has worked with eight Presidents of the United States.[5]

Career

Young also worked as an insurance executive.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Young serves on the following committees:[6]

  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Defense Chairman
    • Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
    • Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Young's campaign website listed the following issues:[8]

  • Protecting our Nation and Military
Excerpt: "Congressman Young has worked relentlessly throughout his career to support the troops and ensure our nation remains unharmed. Having served on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee for 32 years, Congressman Young believes our men and women in uniform could never be paid enough for the sacrifices they and their families make daily."
  • Working to Protect Access to Medicare
Excerpt: "Congressman Young has consistently protected the Medicare program, and has fought hard as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee to ensure that the many seniors who live in his district and around the county continue to receive the health care services they depend on. The Congressman believes the best way to responsibly protect Medicare is to work in a bipartisan manner with his colleagues on both sides of the aisle, as he has done for more than four decades he has represented Pinellas County."
  • Supporting Job Creators
Excerpt: "President Obama said that if we passed his trillion dollar spending stimulus bill, unemployment would stay under 8 percent. Unfortunately, the unemployment rate remained above 8 percent for 43 straight months and is now no better than when the President took office."
  • Social Security
Excerpt: "Congressman Young understands how vital Social Security benefits are to the people of Pinellas County. He has continually opposed efforts to weaken the safety net, such as replacing the program with private Social Security savings accounts, which jeopardize the benefits that countless retirees have come to rely on since the Social Security Act was first signed into law by President Roosevelt in 1935."
  • Assisting Veterans
Excerpt: "Congressman Young has always supported our brave veterans who served in the United States armed forces. These courageous men and women should be respected for the sacrifices they made to preserve the freedoms we enjoy. Taking care of the veterans who protected our great nation is one of Congressman Young’s primary concerns, one he is grateful to carry out."

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Young voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[9]

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 13th congressional district elections, 2012
C.W. Bill Young for House campaign logo.

Due to redistricting, Young was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 13th District. Young was seeking re-election on the Republican ticket. Young won the nomination in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. Jessica Ehrlich ran as a Democrat. The signature filing deadline was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[10]

U.S. House, Florida District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngC.W. Bill Young Incumbent 57.6% 189,605
     Democratic Jessica Ehrlich 42.4% 139,742
Total Votes 329,347
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, Florida District 13 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngC.W. Bill Young Incumbent 69.1% 39,381
Darren Ayres 18.5% 10,544
Madeline Vance 12.4% 7,049
Total Votes 56,974

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Young is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Young raised a total of $4,947,250 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[25]

C. W. Bill Young's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 13) Won $1,040,707
2010 U.S. House (Florida, District 10) Won $697,978
2008 U.S. House (Florida, District 10) Won $943,430
2006 U.S. House (Florida, District 10) Won $635,223
2004 U.S. House (Florida, District 10) Won $556,179
2002 U.S. House (Florida, District 10) Won $574,840
2000 U.S. House (Florida, District 10) Won $498,893
Grand Total Raised $4,947,250

2012

Breakdown of the source of Young's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Young won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Young's campaign committee raised a total of $1,040,707 and spent $1,047,105.[26]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Young's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Young won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Young's campaign committee raised a total of $697,978 and spent $965,475.[27]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Young is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 12, 2013.[28]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Young missed 1,895 of 24,634 roll call votes from Jan 1971 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 7.7%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[29]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Young paid his congressional staff a total of $878,518 in 2011. He ranks 98th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 119th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[30]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Young's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $66,003 and $165,000. That averages to $115,501, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth did not change from 2010.[31]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Young's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $66,003 and $165,000. That averages to $115,501.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[32]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Young ranked 215th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[33]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Young ranked 193rd in the conservative rankings.[34]

Voting with party

2013

C.W. Bill Young voted with the Republican Party 91.8% of the time, which ranked 207th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[35]

Personal

Congressman Young and his wife Beverly have three adult sons, Rob, Billy, and Patrick.[5]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. AP Results "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012
  2. TampaBay.com: St. Petersburg Times "Republican C.W. Bill Young may be vulnerable, but no Democrat is opposing him for re-election" Accessed December 2, 2011
  3. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Project VoteSmart "Bill Young" Accessed June 12, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Congressman C.W. Bill Young "Full Biography" Accessed October 17, 2011
  6. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  7. Congressman C.W. Bill Young "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed October 17, 2011
  8. Campaign website, Issues
  9. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  10. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1988," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1984," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1978," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1976," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1972," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1970," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. Open Secrets "C.W. Bill Young" Accessed April 4, 2014
  26. Open Secrets "C.W. Bill Young 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013
  27. Open Secrets "C.W. Bill Young 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 27, 2011
  28. Gov Track "Young" Accessed June 12, 2013
  29. GovTrack, "C.W. Bill Young," Accessed March 29, 2013
  30. LegiStorm "Bill Young"
  31. OpenSecrets.org, "Young (R-Fla), 2011"
  32. OpenSecrets.org, "Young, (R-Florida), 2010"
  33. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  34. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  35. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Vern Buchanan (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 13
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Andy Ireland
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 10
1993–2013
Succeeded by
Daniel Webster (R)
Preceded by
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U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 8
1983-1993
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U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 6
1973-1983
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U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 8
1971-1973
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Florida State Senate
1961-1970
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