Bill has received many awards and recognitions during his decades of leadership. Some notable ones:
Honorary degree from Ivy Tech Community College, Columbus/Franklin (2014) Sagamore of the Wabash, awarded by Gov. Frank O'Bannon Key to the City of Scottsburg for outstanding leadership (2000) Meritorious Service Award by the Department of Veterans Affairs (1999) U.S. Jaycees Outstanding Young Men in America (1976)
Hobbies or Special Talents:
Bill enjoys bicycle riding and water sports in his free time. A lover of pork barbeque, he and Sterling created the Tour du Pork in 2012, an informal three-state bicycle ride, coordinating their stops with barbeque restaurant locations.
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Reason for Seeking Public Office:
Congress is broken. My political service as a Mayor and State Legislator give me experience in how a responsive and working government should function. I believe in voluntary term limits. I have built two successful businesses and know what is needed to help grow the economy.
Dr. Lisa Siefker Bailey, Professor, English Department, IUPUC, Columbus, IN.