William A. Dotzler Jr.

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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Retired - John Deere
Black Hawk
87
01/09/2017 - 01/13/2019
31

Term

Serving fourth term in Senate. Served three terms in House.

Profession

Retired machine operator and labor representative at Deere & Company.

Education

Received A.A. from North Iowa Area Community College and B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Northern Iowa.

Military Service

Served in the U.S. Army in military intelligence with top secret clearance in Berlin.

Memberships and Activities

Currently serves on the Iowa Innovation Council, Small Business Development Council, Iowa Workforce Development Board, Institute for Decision Making Advisory Board, Iowa’s Jobs for America’s Graduates Board, Streamline Sales Tax Governing Board, Iowa Capital Investment Board, Future Ready Iowa Alliance, Black Hawk Gaming Commission, Visiting Nursing Association (past president), Cedar Trails Partnership (charter president), Friends of Hartman Reserve Nature Center (past president), lifetime member of AMVETS Post 31, Area 7 Regional Advisory Board, and charter member of Black Hawk Leadership. Served as labor representative on the Private Industry Council. Recipient of the Governor’s Lifesaving Award and Volunteer Service Award.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1948 in St.Paul, Minnesota. Resides in Waterloo.

Family Members

One daughter and one grandchild.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Retired - John Deere
Black Hawk
86
01/12/2015 - 01/08/2017
31

Term

Serving fourth term in Senate. Served three terms in House.

Profession

Retired machine operator and labor representative at Deere & Company.

Education

Received A.A. from North Iowa Area Community College and B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Northern Iowa.

Military Service

Served in the U.S. Army in military intelligence with top secret clearance in Berlin.

Memberships and Activities

Currently serves on the Black Hawk Gaming Commission, Iowa Innovation Council, Small Business Development Council, Iowa Workforce Development Board, Iowa’s Jobs for America’s Graduates Board, the Streamline Sales Tax Governing Board, and the Iowa Commission on Aging. Visiting Nursing Association (past president), Cedar Trails Partnership (charter president), Friends of Hartman Reserve Nature Center (past president), lifetime member of AMVETS Post 31, Area 7 Regional Advisory Board, and charter member of Black Hawk Leadership. Served as labor representative on the Private Industry Council. Recipient of the Governor’s Lifesaving Award and Volunteer Award.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1948 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Resides in Waterloo.

Family Members

One daughter and one grandson.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Retired - John Deere
Black Hawk
85
01/14/2013 - 01/11/2015
31

Term

Served three terms in House. Serving third term in Senate.

Profession

Retired machine operator and labor representative at Deere & Company.

Education

Received A.A. from North Iowa Area Community College and B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Northern Iowa.

Military Service

Served in the U.S. Army in military intelligence with top secret clearance in Berlin.

Memberships and Activities

Currently serves on the Black Hawk Gaming Commission, Iowa Innovation Council, Small Business Development Council, Iowa Workforce Development Board, Iowa’s Jobs for America’s Graduates Board, the Streamline Sales Tax Governing Board, and the Iowa Commission on Aging. Visiting Nursing Association (past president), Cedar Trails Partnership (charter president), Friends of Hartman Reserve Nature Center (past president), lifetime member of AMVETS Post 31, Area 7 Regional Advisory Board, and charter member of Black Hawk Leadership. Served as labor representative on the Private Industry Council. Recipient of the Governor’s Lifesaving Award and Volunteer Award.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1948 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Resides in Waterloo.

Family Members

One daughter and one grandson.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Retired - John Deere
Black Hawk
84
01/10/2011 - 01/13/2013
11

Term

Served three terms in House. Serving third term in Senate.

Profession

Retired machine operator and labor representative at Deere & Company.

Education

Received A.A. from North Iowa Area Community College and B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Northern Iowa.

Military Service

Served in the U.S. Army in military intelligence with top secret clearance in Berlin.

Memberships and Activities

Visiting Nursing Association (past president), Cedar Trails Partnership (charter president), Friends of Hartman Reserve Nature Center (past president). Lifetime member of AMVETS Post 31, Area 7 Regional Advisory Board, and charter member of Blackhawk Leadership. Served as labor representative on the Iowa Workforce Development Board and on the Private Industry Council. Recipient of the Governor's Lifesaving Award and Volunteer Award.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1948 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Resides in Waterloo.

Family Members

One daughter and one grandson.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Retired - John Deere
Black Hawk
83
01/12/2009 - 01/09/2011
11

Term

Served three terms in House. Serving second term in Senate.

Profession

Retired machine operator and labor representative at Deere & Company.

Education

Received A.A. from North Iowa Area Community College and B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Northern Iowa.

Military Service

Served in the U.S. Army in military intelligence with top secret clearance in Berlin.

Memberships and Activities

Visiting Nursing Association (past president), Cedar Trails Partnership (charter president), Friends of Hartman Reserve Nature Center (past president). Lifetime member of AMVETS Post 31, Area 7 Regional Advisory Board, and charter member of Blackhawk Leadership. Served as labor representative on the Iowa Workforce Development Council and on the Private Industry Council. Recipient of the Governor’s Lifesaving Award and Volunteer Award.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1948 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Resides in Waterloo.

Family Members

One daughter and one grandson.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Retired - John Deere
Black Hawk
82
01/08/2007 - 01/11/2009
11

Term

Served three terms in House. Serving second term in Senate.

Profession

Retired machine operator and labor representative at Deere & Company.

Education

Received A.A. from North Iowa Area Community College and B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Northern Iowa.

Military Service

Served in the U.S. Army in military intelligence in Berlin.

Memberships and Activities

Active in Visiting Nursing Association (past president), Cedar Trails Partnership (charter president), Friends of Hartman Reserve Nature Center (past president). Member of AMVETS Post 31, Area 7 Regional Advisory Board, and charter member of Blackhawk Leadership. Served as labor representative on the Iowa Workforce Development Council, and on the Private Industry Council. Recipient of the Governor’s Lifesaving and Volunteer Awards.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1948 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Resides in Waterloo.

Family Members

One daughter and one grandson.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Retired - John Deere
Black Hawk
81
01/10/2005 - 01/07/2007
11

Term

Served three terms in the Iowa House. Serving first term in Senate.

Profession

Retired machine operator and labor representative at Deere & Company.

Education

Received A.A. from North Iowa Area Community College and B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Northern Iowa.

Military Service

Served in the U.S. Army in military intelligence in Berlin.

Memberships and Activities

Active in Visiting Nursing Association (past president), Cedar Trails Partnership, Friends of Hartman Reserve Nature Center. Helped create the Cedar Valley Coalition for the Earth. Serves on AMVETS Post 31, Area 7 Regional Advisory Board, and charter member of Blackhawk Leadership. Served as labor representative on the Iowa Workforce Development Council and on the Private Industry Council. Recipient of the Governor's Lifesaving Award.

Birth and Residence

Born in St. Paul, MN, and resides in Waterloo.

Family Members

One daughter.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Machinist/Labor Representative
Black Hawk
80
01/13/2003 - 01/09/2005
11

Machine operator and labor representative at Deere & Company. Born in St. Paul and resides in Waterloo. Received A.A. from North Iowa Area Community College and B.A. cum laude from the University of Northern Iowa. Past president of Waterloo Visiting Nursing Association, Cedar Trails Partnership, and Friends of Hartman Reserve Nature Center. Member of Gates Park Optimist Club of Waterloo, Amvets Post 31, Area 7 Regional Advisory Board, and charter member of Blackhawk Leadership. Served on Iowa Workforce Development Council as labor representative and on the Private Industry Council. Served in U.S. Army Security Agency in Military Intelligence. One daughter. Served three terms in House. Serving first term in Senate.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Retired - John Deere
Black Hawk
79
01/08/2001 - 01/12/2003
26

Machine operator and labor representative at Deere & Company. Born in St. Paul and resides in Waterloo. Received A.A. from North Iowa Area Community College and B.A. cum laude from the University of Northern Iowa. Past president of Waterloo Visiting Nursing Association, Cedar Trails Partnership, and Friends of Hartman Reserve Nature Center. Member of Gates Park Optimist Club of Waterloo, AMVETS Post 31, Area 7 Regional Advisory Board, and charter member of Blackhawk Leadership. Served on Iowa Workforce Development Council as labor representative and on the Private Industry Council. Served in U.S. Army Security Agency in Military Intelligence. One daughter. Served third term in House.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Retired - John Deere
Black Hawk
78
01/11/1999 - 01/07/2001
26

Birth: May 7, 1948, St. Paul, MN. Parents: Virginia and William Dotzler, Sr. Education: A.A., North Iowa Area Community College; B.A. cum laude, University of Northern Iowa. Children: 1 daughter, Michelle. Profession and Activities: Machine operator and labor representative at Deere & Company. Past President of Waterloo Visiting Nursing Association, Cedar Trails Partnership and Friends of Hartman Reserve Nature Center. Served as the Labor Representative to the Private Industry Council. Serve on Iowa Workforce Development Board. Served in U.S. Army Security Agency in Military Intelligence. Past recipient of the Governor's Life Saving Award and Volunteer Service Award. Member: Governor's 21st Century Workforce Council; Gates Park Optimist Club of Waterloo and Amvets Post 31. Term: Second.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Retired - John Deere
Black Hawk
77
01/13/1997 - 01/10/1999
26

Birth: May 7, 1948, St. Paul, MX. Parents: Virginia and William Dotzler, Sr. Education: A.A., North Iowa Area Community College; B.A. cum laude, University of Northern Iowa. Children: 1 daughter, Michelle. Profession and Activities: Machine operator and labor representative at Deere & Company. Past President of Waterloo Visiting Nursing Association, Cedar Trails Partnership and Friends of Hartman Reserve Nature Center. Served as the Labor Representative to the Private Industry Council. Serve on Iowa Workforce Development Board. Served in U.S. Army Security Agency in Military Intelligence. Past recipient of the Governor's Life Saving Award and Volunteer Service Award. Member: Gates Park Optimist Club of Waterloo and Amvets Post 131. Term: First.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources