About Bill



Age: 68

Political experience:

  • 15 years covering city and county government for the Palladium-Item;
  • Avid follower of local politics and invested citizen;
  • First run for public office;


  • Happily married for 35 years to my wife Jeanne, who works for Richmond Community Schools
  • Proud father of two grown daughters
  • Proud veteran of the U.S. Army that included one tour in Vietnam (January through December 1972)

Work history:

  • Retired after 26 years as a reporter at the Palladium-Item. My roles included:
    • Sports Editor
    • Features Editor
    • General Assignment Reporter
    • City and County Government Reporter
    • Special Projects Reporter
  • Nine years teaching Journalism and Mass Communications at Indiana University East;
  • Freelance writing for projects of interest and community relevance;

Community Leadership and Service:

  • Richmond Parks and Recreation Department Board of Directors, 2015-present, Board President 2017-2018;
  • Richmond Advisory Plan Commission, 2016-present, first year as Board President;
  • Mayor Snow’s Creative Leadership Team, 2016-present;
  • Plat Committee of the Plan Commission, 2017-present, second year as Vice President;
  • Society for the Preservation and Use of Resources (SPUR), 2015-present;
  • Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission, 2015-present;
  • Veterans Stakeholders Committee of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2016-present, third year as Secretary.