More About Bill

 

Legislature


• S.C. House of Representatives: 2010-Present

Chairman, House Higher Education Subcommittee: 2015-Present
• 1st Vice Chairman, House Education & Public Works Committee: 2013-14

Member, House Legislative Government Oversight Committee: 2014-Present
• House Ad Hoc Tax Review Committee: 2016-18

GOP Caucus Tax Reform Committee 2011-13

Member, House Ad Hoc Ethics Committee: 2014

House Majority Whip: 2013-2016

SC Chamber of Commerce "Business Advocate Award': 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016

SC-BIPEC 'Champion of Free Enterprise': 2012

Palmetto Family Alliance 'A' Rating: 2012, 2017

SC Club For Growth Taxpayer Hero: 2011, 2013

NRA 'A' Rating: 2012, 2014, 2016

 

Business


• Former television news director/anchor/reporter/producer
• 30+ year career as a media critic/consultant
• Co-Founder & CEO of media research & consulting firms based in Dallas, LA, London
• Honored by Broadcast & Cable Magazine by being named "Fifth Estater" - 1998
• President, Illinois News Broadcasters Association, 1973
• Past member, Radio-Television News Director's Association
• Past member National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

 Civic/Religious


• Former Chairman, Aiken Chapter of the American Red Cross

Board Member, American Red Cross, 2007-16

Board Member, Aiken Salvation Army - 2013-present

• Honorary Member, Aiken Symphony Board - 2016-present
• Created "Emergency Mobile Shower Unit" for First Responders & Disaster Victims
• Provided Disaster Assistance with the "Emergency Mobile Shower Unit" following Hurricane Ike in Texas - September 2008
• Four post-Katrina mission trips to the Gulf Coast to assist in re-building
• Participates in Aiken-area construction mission trips
• Member, Aiken Rotary Club

•32 degree Mason
• Shriner, Jamil Temple, Columbia, SC
• Member, Aiken County Shrine Club
• Member, Millbrook Baptist Church, Aiken, SC
• Former Church Youth Group Leader
• Cadet Colonel, Illinois Civil Air Patrol Wing
• Founder & Former Commander, Civil Air Patrol Squadron, Rockford, Illinois
• Past Vice President, Animal Welfare League, Rockford, Illinois
• Past President, professional theater company, Rockton, Illinois
• Former, Big Brother mentor
• Member, NRA

Public Service & Politics


• White House Consultant to President George H.W. Bush's "Points of Light" initiative
• GOP Precinct President, Shiloh #34, Aiken County
• Member, Aiken County Republican Party

Member, South Carolina Republican Party
• Member, GOP National Party
• Former Member, U.S. Republican Senatorial Inner Circle

Personal


• Married to Donna Taylor, 1970.
• Father of two: Kasey and Ryan
• Grandfather of three
• Owned and operated a horse farm in Aiken County
• Commercial Pilot's License, Rated for hot air balloons

Education


• Attended Bradley University, Peoria, IL, Majored in Journalism


   

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