Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey on the passing of Rep. C.W. “Bill” Young (R-Fla.)
Today we mourn the loss of Rep. C.W. “Bill” Young, a true servant of his Florida constituents and the American people.
First elected to Congress in 1970, Young was the senior Republican member of House of Representatives, serving nearly 43 years. Working with eight different Presidents, Young was a tireless advocate on behalf of our military and the industries and people that support our men and women in uniform, whether on active duty, in the reserves or retired.
His perseverance and dedication to the armed services – in which he served for more than a decade – is a shining example to all Americans. Our condolences are with his family; he will be sorely missed.