Bill Zedler ( Arlington) is a 38 year residents of District 96, where he and his wife Ellen,raised their three children. He is a current member of the Texas Conservative Coalition, and is active in the Republican caucus. He has also served on the board of the Young Conservatives of Texas.

Bill Zedler has been given awards or high marks for his strong conservative voting record during the last legislative session from the following conservative organizations: Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Right to Life, Young Conservatives of Texas, Texas Values Action, Eagle Forum, Heritage Alliance, and Americans for Prosperity - Texas. He has also received the following awards: "Champion for Free Enterprise", "Texas Taxpayer Hero", " Defender of the American Dream," The Advocacy Tribute Award," and "Legislator of the Year" from Texas Chiropractic Association. He has also received The Face of Courage Award, and honored by the Century Council, The Texas Pediatric Society, and the Texas Hospital Association. Finally he received the Chairman's Award for Courage from the Texas Republican Party.

After receiving a Masters of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University in 1967, Bill entered the United States Army where he obtained the rank of First Lieutenant and did a tour of duty in Vietnam. Representatives Zedler served as a hospital personnel officer in the military, and while serving 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 is been actively involved in grassroots politics and has volunteered in every election cycle from Ronald Reagan to the present. Over the years, he has served as precinct chairman, election judge, and pole watcher. He has also served on the platform and credentials committee's for the senatorial district conventions and the credentials committee for the Republican Party of Texas state convention.