Ros-Lehtinen Mourns Passing of Friend and Colleague, Congressman C.W. “Bill” Young

Oct 18, 2013

Ros-Lehtinen Mourns Passing of Friend and Colleague, Congressman C.W. “Bill” Young

Miami, Florida – Today, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a senior member of Florida’s Congressional delegation, expressed her sadness over the death of her friend and colleague, Congressman C.W. “Bill” Young, of Tampa and offered her condolences to Congressman Young’s family. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

“Dexter and I offer our sincerest condolences to Beverly, Rob, Billy, Patrick, and the entire Young family. Bill was a valued member of our delegation, but, more importantly, a true friend. His kind and gentlemanly demeanor was a welcome change in Washington and his ability to give sage advice on almost any situation was nothing short of remarkable. As my fellow Floridian and House Appropriations Chair, we could always count on Congressman Bill Young to always be there for South Florida; helping with funding sources on important issues like dredging the Miami River, and saving Homestead Air Reserve Base after Hurricane Andrew, and again as Base Closure Commissions were circling overhead.

Bill was extremely knowledgeable on defense issues and we all looked to his expertise for guidance. His and Beverly’s dedication to our active military and veterans are legend as we hear the countless stories of those whose lives were touched by Bill. He was the embodiment of what a legislator should be: principled, honest, and a fierce fighter for his constituents. We will always keep the lessons of his years of service alive so that others may emulate this unforgettable champion of Florida.”