Appointed by the General Assembly
July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025
Bill served four terms as a state representative for District 103. His most impactful bills include the Strategic Transportation Investments law, the Human Trafficking Restorative Justice Act, and several University Non-Appropriated Capital Projects bills. As a senior chairman of the House Finance Committee, he was involved in writing the budget and in tax reform. He served as co-chairman of the Virginia-North Carolina High Speed Rail Compact for six years.
Bill previously served two terms as a commissioner for the Town of Matthews and served 11 years as an appointed park commissioner for Mecklenburg County. He chaired the Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee, the Greenway and Trails Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee. He served on the board of the Catawba Lands Conservancy, the Little Sugar Creek Greenway Steering Committee, and the 1992 Citizens Blue Ribbon Study Committee on County Governance.
A North Carolina native, Bill is a U.S. Army veteran and has a degree in accounting from UNC Charlotte. His career began in a Charlotte-based utility in 1978. His early use of computers in government filings and financial modeling led to a career in the application of technology.
Bill changed careers to commercial real estate in 2004 and has been involved in infill assembly and property management. Bill lives in Matthews with his wife, Lila.