Tampa, FL October 21, 2013 - Mayor Bob Buckhorn released the following statement tonight in regards to the passing of Representative Bill Young:
"Bill Young's love for his country and our community was best shown in his dedication to public service. Tonight, we lost a champion who never forgot where he came from and always had Tampa Bay at the top of his agenda.
"He was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He was also a man who served our community in more ways than one: first in uniform and later in public office. Bill Young represented what a public servant should be. Country before party, progress before partisanship, and service above self. He was my friend, a friend to Tampa, and a friend to anyone who has worn this country's uniform.
"My thoughts and prayers tonight are with the Young family."
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