Bill Zedler (Arlington) is a 30 year resident of District 96, where he and his wife, Ellen, raised their three children. First elected in 2003, he is currently seeking
re-election to a fourth term in the Texas House of Representatives, where he was Vice Chairman of the Public Education committee and also served on the Business & Industry and House Administration committees. Appointed by the Speaker of the House, he has also served on the Select Interim Committee for Child Welfare and Foster Care as well as the Communities In Schools Select Advisory Committee. He is a board member for the Texas Conservative Coalition and is active in the Republican Caucus. He also serves on the Board of the Young Conservatives of Texas.
In the Texas House, Bill Zedler showed himself to be a conservative defender of
limited government, limited taxation, and free enterprise. He was recognized for his work with a number of honors and awards. In his First Term, Bill Zedler has been named a "Champion for Free Enterprise" by the Texas Association of Business. He was also recognized as a "Texas Taxpayer Hero" for his work to reduce the tax burden of Texans during the 80th Legislative session. He was named "Legislator of the Year" by the Texas Chiropractic Association. He has also been a recipient of the Defender of the American Dream Award by the Americans for Prosperity-Texas, the Advocacy Tribute Award, and the Face of Courage Award. Bill Zedler has been honored by The Century Council, Texas Hospital Association, Texas Right to Life, Texas Pediatric Society, Arlington ISD, and numerous Chambers of Commerce. He has also received The Chairman's Award for Courage from the State Republican Party.
After receiving a Masters of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University in 1967, Bill entered the United States Army where he attained the rank of First Lieutenant and did a tour of duty in Vietnam. Representative Zedler served as a Hospital Personnel Officer in the military, and while in Vietnam he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal. After completing his service in the military, Bill began a long, successful career in the healthcare industry. Over the years he worked for Jelco Labs, Baxter Healthcare, Pyxis Corporation, and Bridge Medical.
Bill has been involved in Republican politics since 1976 when a presidential candidate named Ronald Reagan articulated the political philosophies that he also believed. Since that time, he has been very involved in grassroots politics and has volunteered in every election cycle from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush. Over the years, he has served as precinct chairman, election judge, and poll watcher. He has also served on the platform and credentials committees for the senatorial district convention and the credentials committee for the state convention.
He is a member of the Arlington Republican Club, the Tarrant County Republican Assembly, the Republican Forum, and an associate member of the Republican Women of Arlington Club. Bill has served on the Board of Elders for Park Springs Bible Church, and on the Advisory Board of the Arlington Pregnancy Center. He is a member of the Arlington Kiwanis Club, and has been a wrangler for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.
Bill and his wife, Ellen, have three adult children and six grandchildren.