David Jolly entering race for Young's seat, draws Beverly Young's endorsement
Shortly after Rick Baker announced he won't pursue the Republican nomination for the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young's seat, lobbyist David Jolly told the Times he will.
Jolly is Young’s former general counsel and is close with the Young family.
“It’s something that I think I’m uniquely qualified for and I say that very humbly,” Jolly, 41, told the Times.
Beverly Young, the widow of Rep. Young, told the Times she supports Jolly “200 percent because it’s important to us that we try not to skip a beat in Pinellas County.”
Mrs. Young also made it clear she will not be entering the race because Jolly is running.
A special primary election has been set for Jan. 14 and a special general election will be March 11.
Former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink and lawyer Jessica Ehrlich are in the Democratic field.