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|Born||William Gerard Hillsman, Jr.
February 8, 1953
|Occupation||Political Consultant and Advertising Executive|
|Bill Hillsman 
North Woods Advertising 
William Gerard Hillsman, Jr. (born August 14, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American political consultant and advertising executive. He works and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A graduate of Carleton College, Hillsman worked for various ad agencies until founding his own, North Woods Advertising, in 1985.
In 2004, Hillsman authored Run The Other Way: Fixing the Two-Party System, One Campaign at a Time, which was published by Simon & Schuster.
Hillsman was arrested on October 29, 2013 for allegedly engaging in prostitution. Hillsman was one of 19 suspects arrested by Mounds View police during a prostitution sting at a hotel in the east metro suburb. According to the Minneapolis StarTribune, "Mounds View police, working with St. Paul police, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, posted an ad on the website backpage.com, which is known for its prostitution and sex-trafficking ads. The suspects (including Hillsman) met with an undercover officer at a hotel…and were arrested after certain elements were met, including an exchange of money."
- "Mounds View adman arrested in prostitution sting". Minneapolis StarTribune. 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2013-10-31.