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Bill was born in Raleigh, grew up in Knightdale, was educated in Chapel Hill (AB 1969, JD 1972), and lives in Cedar Grove in rural, northern Orange County. He is a dedicated father, teacher, farmer, businessman, and attorney.
Billis a staunch supporter and advocate for jobs, education and health care. As a single father, Bill knows how important it is to make good decisions now for results in the future. With three children in college and one in high school, Bill is focused on acting now to secure the future for all of our children.
Bill represents Caswell County and most of Orange County in the NC. House, where he is Chairman of the House Democrats’ Business Caucus, Chairman of the House Study Committee on Rural Highspeed Internet Access, Chairman of the Ways and Means//Broadband Connectivity Committee, Vice Chairman of Judiciary III Committee Vice Chairman of the Public Utilities Committee, Vice Chairman of the Agriculture and Energy Committee, Member of the Finance Committee, Member of the House Study Committee on 911 Funding Formula, Member of the House Study Committee on Coyote Nuisance Abatement, Member of the Insurance Committee, Member of the Joint Select Committee on Economic Recovery and Member of the National Conference of State Legislators.
Bill practices law with Faison & Gillespie in Durham, North Carolina, representing people who have been injured by medical negligence and corporate negligence against insurance companies. He has won for his clients numerous jury verdicts of more than a million dollars.
Bill enjoys many activities with his children including kayaking, wakeboarding, snow skiing and horseback riding. Bill also enjoys painting, NASCAR, building design and land development, riding motorcycles and flying planes.