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Bill Young's bro mulling congressional bid



Retired construction company owner Tom Young, the 79-year-old brother of the late Republican U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, tells Buzz he's seriously considering running for his brother's seat.

"I've had probably a hundred calls from people telling me I should do that," said Young, a Pinellas Park resident who said he understand how Washington works better than most people because of his brother.

We noted that the race could be a tad awkward if Young's son, Bill Young II, runs, he agreed: "It probably would be weird. Beverly could run too," he noted, referring to Rep. Young's widow.

So we're thinking instead of just a Democratic and Republican primary to fill the seat of the late Republican U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, perhaps also ought to be a Young Family primary as well. It would include Billy (Bill Young II), Tom, Beverly, as well as Young's longtime district director, George Cretekos, and Young's personal attorney and general counsel, David Jolly.


[Last modified: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:37pm]


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