Senator William A. Dotzler Jr. View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 80 (2003) - 90 (2023)
House: 77 (1997) - 79 (2001)
Home County: Black Hawk
William A. Dotzler Jr.
Black Hawk County


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


Retired machine operator and labor representative at Deere & Company.


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 Council, Governor’s Future Ready Iowa Task Force, Center for Business Growth and Innovation Advisory Committee, Iowa Waste Reduction Center Advisory Board, and Friends of the Gilbertville Depot Board. Lifetime member of AMVETS Post 31 and member of American Legion Post 138. Visiting Nursing Association (past president), Cedar Trails Partnership (charter president), Friends of Hartman Reserve Nature Center (past president), and charter member of Black Hawk Leadership, Area 7 Regional Workforce Advisory Board. Served as labor representative on the Private Industry Council. Charter member of Black Hawk Gaming Commission. 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.