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Bill Young (R)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 12/16/1930 (Harmarville, PA)
Race: White
Religion: Methodist
Residence: Largo, FL
Occupation: Insurance Executive
Office Type: U.S. House -- Florida District 10 

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Bill Young was born in Harmarville, Pa., and resides in Largo, Fla. He served in the Army National Guard from 1948 to 1957. He was an aide to U.S. Rep. William Cramer from 1957 to 1960 and served in the Florida Senate from 1961 to 1971.

He was first elected to the U.S. House in 1970.

Young and his wife, Beverly, have three children.

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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.

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