St. Petersburg and southern Pinellas County sadly lost a legend in Congress today (Friday, 18 October 2013). Congressman C.W. "Bill" Young passed away, one week after announcing that he would not seek a 23rd term in Congress.
Not only Congressman Young was my representative where I lived all my life here in St. Petersburg, he will be well remembered for a lot of good that he did over the years being St. Petersburg's advocate in Washington. Specifically, Congressman Young will be well remembered for the reconstruction of the Treasure Island Causeway and the removal of tolls that occurred when the bridge was reconstructed.
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My thoughts and condolences go out to Congressman Young's family during this time of sorrow. May Congressman Young rest in peace - you did your job very well representing our St. Petersburg interests in Washington.