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C. W. Bill Young

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C.W. Bill Young
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U.S. House, Florida, District 13
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1971-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 43
PartyRepublican
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
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) 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. Young sought re-election on the Republican ticket. Young won in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[1][2] Jessica Ehrlich ran as a Democrat. The signature filing deadline was May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[3]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Young is a "rank-and-file Republican".[4]

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 lists 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
     Democratic Jessica Ehrlich 42.4% 139,742
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngC.W. Bill Young 57.6% 189,605
Total Votes 329,347
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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.[11]

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 10th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngC.W. Bill Young Incumbent 65.9% 137,943
     Democratic Charlie Justice 34.1% 71,313
Total Votes 209,256

Campaign donors

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.[12]

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.[13]

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 10th Congressional District, 2010 - C. W. Bill Young Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $697,978
Total Spent $965,475
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $321,128
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $320,532
Top contributors to C. W. Bill Young's campaign committee
Cantor Fitzgerald LP$31,800
Textron Inc$21,000
Renco Group$20,200
MacAndrews & Forbes$15,600
Finmeccanica SpA$12,450
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Defense Electronics$71,000
Lobbyists$62,342
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$53,500
Health Professionals$51,600
Securities & Investment$48,800

Analysis

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.[14]

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.[15]

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.[16]

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.[17]

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.[18]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, C.W. Bill Young has voted with the Republican Party 89 of the time, which ranked 203 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[19]

Personal

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

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External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Vern Buchanan (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 13
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Andy Ireland
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 10
1993–2013
Succeeded by
Daniel Webster (R)
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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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