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
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]

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

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]

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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
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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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