Bill Young was elected to the U.S. House in 1970 with 67 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Ted A. Bailey, for the seat given up by Republican Rep. William C. Cramer, who unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate that year.
Young was re-elected to 10 consecutive terms, facing no Democratic opposition in 1990. He won re-election in 1992 with 57 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Karen Moffitt. He was unopposed again in 1994. In 1996, he was re-elected with 67 percent ofthe vote against Democrat Henry Green. Young was re-elected in 1998 without opposition. In 2000, he was re-elected with 76 percent of the vote against Josette Green of the Natural Law Party and Randy Heine, running without party affiliation.
Young was unopposed in 2002.
He served in the Florida Senate from 1961 to 1971.