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Rep. Bill Young to retire

For the second time in two weeks, a member of the LSCU & Affiliates Congressional delegation announced his retirement. Rep. Bill Young (R-FL) told the Tampa Bay Times that he will not seek re-election and will retire at the end of his term in 2014. 

Rep. Young's political career spans 53 years. He was first elected to the Florida Senate in 1970. Ten years later he was elected to Congress where he has served for 42 years. He rose to be the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee at one point in his career. He represents the 13th district which encompasses parts of Pinellas County. 

Last week Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) announced he would not seek re-election and will retire in 2014. You can read full coverage of his retirement in the Tampa Bay Times.