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Bill Zedler

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Bill Zedler
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Texas State House, District 96
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bill Zedler (b. August 19, 1943) is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 96th District since 2011.

Biography

Education

  • Masters of Business Administration, Sam Houston State University [1]

Professional Experience

  • "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[1]

Political Experience

  • 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."[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Zedler served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Public Health

2011-2012

Zedler served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

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."[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[3][4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 96, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Zedler Incumbent 80.5% 36,940
     Libertarian Max Koch III 19.5% 8,931
Total Votes 45,871
Texas House of Representatives District 96 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Zedler 62.9% 4,536
Mike Leyman 37.1% 2,681
Total Votes 7,217

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 96
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Bill Zedler (R) 23,747 52.38%
Chris Turner (D) 21,583 47.61%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Zedler lost re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 96th District, to Chris Turner (D).[6]

Zedler raised $1,025,081 for his campaign while Turner raised $863,604 and Todd Litteken (L) raised $0 [7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 96 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Chris Turner (D) 41,977
Bill Zedler (R) 38,108
Todd Litteken (L) 1,737

2006

On November 4, 2006 Zedler won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 96th District, defeating Christopher Youngblood (D) and Samuel Thomas (L).[8]

Zedler raised $130,446 for his campaign while Youngblood raised $900 and Thomas raised $0.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 96 (2006)
Candidates Votes


Christopher Youngblood (D) 16,483
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Zedler (R) 19,520
Samuel Thomas (L) 1,206

2004

On November 4, 2004 Zedler won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 96th District, defeating Darrel Cox (D).[10]

Zedler raised $128,095 for his campaign while Cox raised $6,381.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 96 (2004)
Candidates Votes


Darrel Cox (D) 26,447
Green check mark transparent.png} Bill Zedler (R) 40,224

2002

On November 4, 2002 Zedler won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 96th District, defeating Darrel Cox (D).[12]

Zedler raised $86,772 for his campaign while Cox raised $24,576.[13]

Texas House of Representatives, District 96 (2002)
Candidates Votes


Darrel Cox (D) 14,589
Green check mark transparent.png} Bill Zedler (R) 21,896

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

Zedler raised a total of $760,723 in 2010. Below are Zedler's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[14]

Contributor 2010 total
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

2008

In his failed 2008 re-election campaign, Zedler raised a total of $1,025,081.[15]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
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

2006

In the 2006 election, Zedler raised a total of $130,446. [16]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Redko, Vladimire $10,000
Vaughan, Paul $5,000
Hillco Partners $4,371
6 Donors, Each Donating $2,500[16] $2,500

2004

In the 2004 election, Zedler raised a total of $128,095. [17]

His five largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Texans for a Republican Majority $10,000
Texas Medical Association $3,332
Texas Automobile Dealers Association $3,000
Texas Optometric Association $3,000
Grace Printing $3,000

2002

In the 2002 election, Zedler raised a total of $86,772. [18]

His five largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Zedler, William $27,114
Free Enterprise PAC $2,500
Harper, Patti $2,000
Lundelius for State Senate $1,663
Texas Dental Association $1,500

Scorecards

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."[19] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

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."[20]

Personal

Zedler and his wife, Ellen, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Turner (D)
Texas House of Representatives District 96
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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