Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Local city and community leaders from across Florida asked their local legislative officials Monday to stand up and support President Obama's gun violence prevention policies.
City leaders and community activists rallied around the state Monday to advocate for stronger background checks in hopes local legislative leaders would support President Barack Obama's new gun control initiatives. At the St. Petersburg City Hall on Monday, leaders called on U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-Indian Shores) to support Obama's gun violence prevention proposals. St. Pete resident Lisa Brown began her speech Monday by reading the names of gun violence victims in St. Pete and Pinellas County. "Officer Crawford." "Paris Whitehead." "Officer Yaslowitz." "Destynee Burkes." She concluded by saying one last name, her son, "Cabretti Wheeler". "All victims of gun violence," Brown said Monday. "Victims that were murdered senselessly. …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
New Congress, New District Number, New Phone Number
Saturday, January 12
U.S. Rep. C. W. Bill Young has been sworn into the new 113th Congress this month as the Representative of the newly numbered 13th Congressional District of Florida. Young also has a new phone number for his Pinellas County District office located in Seminole. The phone number is 727-392-4100. “It is a great honor to represent the people of Pinellas County and with the beginning of this new Congress, we face many important issues,” Young said. “I value the opinions of the people who have elected me to serve them and I hope they will continue to share their thoughts with me through their calls, their letters and their e-mails.” Under the Constitution, state legislatures redraw Congressional District boundaries every 10 years to reflect …
Friday, January 4, 2013
U.S. Reps. C.W. Bill Young and Kathy Castor, whose districts include Pinellas County, voted yes on the fiscal cliff deal. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson voted yes, while U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio voted no.
U.S. Reps. C.W. Bill Young, a Republican, and Democrat U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor both voted "yes" late Tuesday night in favor of the so-called "fiscal cliff" deal. Young and Castor, whose districts both include Gulfport, were joined by fellow Florida Reps. Corrine Brown (D), Vern Buchanan (R), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), Ted Deutch (D), Frederica Wilson (D), Alcee Hastings (D), Ander Crenshaw (R), Mario Diaz-Balart (R) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) in voting for the bill. Thirteen Republican Representatives from Florida opposed the bill while all Democrats supported it. According to the Wall Street Journal, it is the first time since 1991 that a Republican Congress has supported tax increases. "In policy terms, it permanently codifies most…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Vietnam veteran Ray Smith learned about his son's Sept. 11 death on TV. Finally, he is able to say goodbye.
Ray Smith wrapped his arms around a plaque and a photo of his son on a wall at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center. "Welcome home, son," he said, as close friends watched and fought back tears in a small counseling room at the center in St. Petersburg, FL. Smith saluted his son, while friends opened their arms to embrace a father who lost a son. Smith, who lives in Gulfport, is a Vietnam veteran and father of one of the men killed during an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. “He was butchered, he was murdered. I’m putting the sole blame on the President of the United States,” Smith said. Smith, close friends, U.S. Rep. C. W. Bill Young, R-FL, and Young's wife, Beverly, joined him in recognizing Sean Smith with a plaque displayed …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
GOP Congressman Bill Young won re-election Tuesday night, but still faces criticism from the Florida Consumer Action Network.
Even though Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Young won handily Tuesday night against Democratic challenger Jessica Ehrlich, the Florida Consumer Action Network has not stopped efforts to challene Young for his support of the "One Percent." At 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, FCAN and other activist groups will hold a protest outside WorkNet Pinellas, 3420 8th Ave. S. According to a statement released by FCAN, American wants "jobs not cuts." On the heels the closest election victory in 20 years for Rep. Bill Young and a severe rebuke to Republicans "trickle down" economics in Pinellas County’s presidential results, residents of Florida’s 13th Congressional District are calling on the congressman to heed the signs that his constituents want jobs, not …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Congressional candidate Jessica Ehrlich spoke with supporters, who showed up at a St. Petersburg rally to see former President Bill Clinton.
As thousands of people waited in line for a glimpse of former President Bill Clinton at a St. Petersburg rally Friday, U.S. House Candidate Jessica Ehrlich addressed supporters and emphasized the importance of voting. Ehrlich is challenging incumbent Rep. C.W. Bill Young for U.S. House District 13. Watch our video and hear more from Ehrlich. For more information: US House District 13
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Rep. C. W. Bill Young introduced Gov. Mitt Romney in St. Petersburg. Young praised Romney for his performance in the first presidential debate.
Rep. C. W. Bill Young rallied thousands at a Victory Rally for Gov. Mitt Romney in downtown St. Petersburg Friday night. Young told supporters that the nation finally saw what they see in Romney. Stating that unlike President Barack Obama, Romney doesn't need a teleprompter to explain his policy, plans and issues. Watch our video for an excerpt of Young's introduction. Young is running for a 22nd term in Congress. First-time candidate and attorney Jessica Ehrlich is challenging Young for US House District 13. For more information check out the link below to the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office. US House District 13
Saturday, September 22, 2012
A group of demonstrators gathered to share concerns about Rep. C.W. Bill Young's absence from a recent Meet the Candidates Forum in Gulfport.
With signs in hand a small group of demonstrators greeted candidates, supporters and voters outside the Gulfport Casino Ballroom Thursday night. Gulfport resident Faun Weaver came out to display her disappointment with Rep. C.W. Bill Young's absence from recent debates, including the Meet the Candidates Forum in Gulfport. As a lifelong voter, Weaver says she expects to hear from leaders vying for her vote. One of her signs read, "Not Rich Enough To Be Represented By My Representative." Weaver says she wants to hear from Rep. Young and learn more about where he stands on the issues; small business, local economy, creating jobs. Weaver says Young has refused to participate in a debate in 25 years. "He's completely out of touch. He's getting …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Candidates for Pinellas County School Board, County Commission and the Pinellas County Sheriff's race will be at a Meet the Candidates Forum at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom on Thursday, Sept. 20.
The Gulfport Democratic Club and St. Petersburg Republican Club are hosting a candidate forum on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. Several candidates already confirmed that they will attend. They include: Gail Hebert with the St. Petersburg Republican Club says that U.S. Rep. Bill Young has not responded to the invitation to the forum. Ehrlich is challenging the Republican Congressman. Gulfport Patch contacted Young's local office on Tuesday, but has not heard back. Update: Wednesday, Sept. 19 4:10 p.m.: A representative with Young's office contacted Patch on Tuesday and confirmed that he will not be able to attend because the U.S. House of Representatives is in session. Candidates will be …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Did you miss our top stories? Get caught up in our "Week in Review."
Man Told to 'Get a Job' Responds to Congressman Young: Andrew "Pepe" Kovanis was told by Rep. C.W. Bill Young to 'get a job,' when he asked the Congressman from Florida if he will support raising the minimum wage to $10. Code Violations Drive Business Out of Town: At the first day of Gulfport's Special Magistrate for code violations, a business owner is cited for not keeping his trucks behind a fence. As a result, he is moving his tree removal service outside of the city. Jail Bookings Report: July 16 - 23: The following people were arrested in Gulfport between July 16 and July 23. The information is from Gulfport Police and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Family Dog Survives Brutal Attack: Debbe Decker had no way of knowing what …