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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]
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