|Texas State House, District 96|
|2011 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 External links
- 9 References
- Masters of Business Administration, Sam Houston State University 
- "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."
- Hospital Personnel Officer, US Army
- Served three terms as House Representative of District 96
- "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."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Zedler served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Defense & Veterans' Affairs|
|• Public Health|
Zedler served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Criminal Jurisprudence|
|• Government Efficiency & Reform|
Zedler provided insight into his views across the following issues on his campaign site:
Protect the Border "-Bill believes that Texas does not have to wait on the federal government to protect our border."
Limited Government "-The government is too big, and it spends too much. Bill wants to cut the waste and fraud out of our government."
Right to Bear Arms "-Endorsed by the NRA and Texas State Rifle Association, Bill will continue to fight to protect our 2nd Amendment rights."
Lower Taxes "-Bill will work hard to pass legislation so that families and small businesses pay less in taxes."
Repeal Obamacare "-Bill will work with Attorney General Greg Abbott to repeal Obama's attempt to seize control of your health care."
Zedler won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 96. Zedler defeated Mike Leyman in the May 29 primary election and defeated Max W. Koch, III (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 96, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bill Zedler Incumbent||80.5%||36,940|
|Libertarian||Max Koch III||19.5%||8,931|
|Texas House of Representatives District 96 Republican Primary, 2012|
Zedler won election to the 96th District seat in 2010. He defeated Joe Keller in the March 2nd primary. He then defeated incumbent Democratic candidate Chris Turner and Lindy Suze (L) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 96 |
2010 General election results
|Bill Zedler (R)||23,747||52.38%|
|Chris Turner (D)||21,583||47.61%|
Zedler raised $1,025,081 for his campaign while Turner raised $863,604 and Todd Litteken (L) raised $0 
|Texas House of Representatives, District 96 (2008)|
|Chris Turner (D)||41,977|
|Bill Zedler (R)||38,108|
|Todd Litteken (L)||1,737|
Zedler raised $130,446 for his campaign while Youngblood raised $900 and Thomas raised $0.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 96 (2006)|
|Christopher Youngblood (D)||16,483|
|Bill Zedler (R)||19,520|
|Samuel Thomas (L)||1,206|
Zedler raised $128,095 for his campaign while Cox raised $6,381.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 96 (2004)|
|Darrel Cox (D)||26,447|
|} Bill Zedler (R)||40,224|
Zedler raised $86,772 for his campaign while Cox raised $24,576.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 96 (2002)|
|Darrel Cox (D)||14,589|
|} Bill Zedler (R)||21,896|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Zedler raised a total of $760,723 in 2010. Below are Zedler's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$314,752|
|Associated Republicans of Texas||$90,000|
|Republican Party of Texas||$50,000|
|Conservative Republicans of Texas||$45,072|
|Grass Roots Institute of Texas||$22,901|
In his failed 2008 re-election campaign, Zedler raised a total of $1,025,081.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Stars Over Texas PAC||$220,000|
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$202,782|
|Texas Republican Party||$47,634|
|Perry, Bob J||$45,000|
|Leininger, James R||$45,000|
In the 2006 election, Zedler raised a total of $130,446. 
His four largest contributors in 2006 were:
|6 Donors, Each Donating $2,500||$2,500|
In the 2004 election, Zedler raised a total of $128,095. 
His five largest contributors in 2004 were:
|Texans for a Republican Majority||$10,000|
|Texas Medical Association||$3,332|
|Texas Automobile Dealers Association||$3,000|
|Texas Optometric Association||$3,000|
In the 2002 election, Zedler raised a total of $86,772. 
His five largest contributors in 2002 were:
|Free Enterprise PAC||$2,500|
|Lundelius for State Senate||$1,663|
|Texas Dental Association||$1,500|
Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index
Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy." Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Bill Zedler received a grade of A+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- 2011 Taxpayer Champion. Zedler was named a "2011 Taxpayer Champion," which is "the top award presented by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."
Zedler and his wife, Ellen, have three children.
- Official Campaign website
- Official Facebook Page
- Candidate Twitter Page
- Texas House GOP YouTube Channel
- Official Campaign Contributions--Personal
- Official Campaign Contributions--Committee
- Contributions, Follow the Money
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Texas Tribune Profile
- Imagine Election Profile
- About Bill
- Texas GOP list of candidates for 2012 Elections
- Texas Secretary of State - 2012 Election and Candidate Information
- Official Texas Election Results
- Texas House official election results for 2008
- District 96 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- Texas House official election results for 2006
- District 96 Texas House candidate funds, 2006
- Texas House official election results for 2004
- District 96 Texas House candidate funds, 2004
- Texas House official election results for 2002
- District 96 Texas House candidate funds, 2002
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2004 Campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2002 Campaign contributions
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
- Empower Texans, "2011 Taxpayer Champions
Chris Turner (D)
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