Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Bill Young II, son of late congressman, will not run for father's seat

Bill Young II said Friday he will not run for the congressional seat that was left vacant by the death of his father, U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young.

Young said that in addition to coping with the loss of his father, he also has a 3-month-old and 3-year-old, which means "it's not the best time for my family."

He said he would remain active and that "there's a ton of great people in Pinellas County" who can run. He said he hoped a conservative Republican would succeed his father.

A special primary election has been set for Jan. 14 and a special general election will be March 11 for someone to fill out the remainder of the late congressman's term.

Later in the year, the normally scheduled primary and general election will decide who serves the next full two-year term.

Note: this story has been updated to reflect the following correction: A special primary election has been set for Jan. 14 and a special general election will be March 11 for someone to fill out the remainder of the late U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young's term.

Bill Young II, son of late congressman, will not run for father's seat 11/01/13 [Last modified: Saturday, November 2, 2013 1:32pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Related Group breaks ground for complex on old Tampa Tribune site

    Real Estate

    TAMPA — Miami-based Related Group has broken ground on a 400-unit apartment complex planned on the site of the former Tampa Tribune building in downtown Tampa.

    From left, Related Group executive associate Arturo Penaa, Jorge Perez, center, founder and CEO of the Related Group, Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Steve Patterson, the President of Related Development dig their shovels  during the groundbreaking ceremony of the 400 unit Riverwalk Manor apartment complex on site of the old Tampa Tribune building on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]
  2. Robert Pattinson is better than 'Twilight.' 'Good Time' proves it

    Movies

    INDIE FLICKS:

    GOOD TIME

    Don't judge actors by the books they cover on screen. It appears truer with each performance that two of our finest got their starts with the Twilight franchise.

    Robert Pattinson hooks viewers in Good Time, an inventive crime story.
  3. Deputies: Man feared other man was going to "steal his girlfriend" before armed assault

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Deputies: Rifle pulled in fight over girlfriend

  4. Largo police investigating U.S. 19 crash that killed woman, 34

    Accidents

    LARGO — Traffic homicide investigators are looking into a crash Wednesday morning that killed a woman and closed the southbound lanes of U.S. 19 for a few hours.

  5. Harvey regenerates into tropical depression, sets aim on Texas coastline

    Hurricanes

    The system moving toward Texas has regenerated into Tropical Depression Harvey, prompting storm surge and hurricane watches on portions of the Lone Star State's coast, according to the National Hurricane …

    [National Hurricane Center]