Local Republican U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young announced Wednesday he is retiring and won't seek reelection in 2014, according to a report from the Tampa Bay Times.
Young, 82, told the Times that being able to spend more time with his family and his back injury are the main reasons he decided to retire.
"I don't know that I would pick out one thing. It's a lot of things. My family, my job, my rehabilitation from my back," Young told the Times.
After talking with the Times, Young planned to call House Speaker John Boehner and give him the news.
Asked if the congressional gridlock was a factor, Young said, "I'm a little disappointed. It seems there's too much politics. It's a different Congress."
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