TAMPA — U.S. Rep. C.W. “Bill” Young of Indian Shores, the senior Republican in Congress and Florida’s longest-serving member, is retiring after his the end of his 22nd term in 2014, his son confirmed to The Tampa Tribune today.
Young, 82, represents the 13th Congressional District and was first elected to the House in 1970 after serving in the Florida Senate for nine years.
He called his family this morning and told them that he was going to retire after 2014, according to son Bill Young II.
“It is something my brothers and I and our kids and mom have been talking about for a while,” Bill Young II said. “It is obviously a huge decision.”