Bill grew up in rural Marengo County and is a resident of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Bill is a practicing attorney and is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association, the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association, the Alabama Law Institute and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. In 2010, Bill was elected to serve House District 63 in the Alabama House of Representatives. This important district includes the University of Alabama and much of the City of Tuscaloosa.
He is the chairman of the Tuscaloosa Delegation, a member and subcommittee chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and a member of the House Ways and Means Education Budget Committee.
He is also a member of the National Conference of State Legislatures Education Committee and the Council of State Governments Committee on Suggested Legislation.
Following the 2011 legislative session, Bill was recognized in the Mobile Press-Register as one of the top new members in the Alabama State House of Representatives. Bill attended college at the University of Alabama where he majored in Business Management and earned an English minor.
Following graduation Bill began his professional career as a Staff Assistant for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means (then chaired by Bill Archer R-TX), as an International Trade Analyst for the international law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. in Washington, D.C., and as an Assistant Manager for Federal Affairs for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) in Washington, D.C.
Bill returned to the University of Alabama to attend law school in 2001 and was admitted into the Alabama State Bar Association in 2004.
Bill had this to say regarding his first year a state legislator:
“I am pleased with the Legislature’s accomplishments in the 2011 legislative session. I believe that we passed a number of reforms that will significantly benefit our State, particularly the Education Rolling Reserve Budget Act, and I am committed to continuing to address the issues facing our State and our communities head-on and to doing what is right rather than deferring difficult decisions down the road. I look forward to continuing to work to address those issues in the 2012 session.”
Bill is married to Niccole Poole, and has two children, Sally and Bill IV. The Pooles attend First United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa.