|Bill Dotzler Jr.|
|Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 11th district
January 13, 2003
|Preceded by||John Jensen|
|Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 26th district
January 13, 1997 – January 13, 2003
|Preceded by||Patricia Harper|
|Succeeded by||Polly Bukta|
May 7, 1948 |
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
|Alma mater||North Iowa Area Community College (A.A.);
University of Northern Iowa (B.A.)
|Occupation||Retired - John Deere|
William Anthony "Bill" Dotzler Jr. (born May 7, 1948) is the Iowa State Senator from the 11th District. A Democrat, he has served in the Iowa Senate since 2003 and is currently an assistant majority leader.
Early life and education
Dotzler went to Cedar Falls High School graduating in 1966. He then went on to receive his A.A. from North Iowa Area Community College in 1969. Dotzler then served in the United States Army Office of Military Intelligence for three years, serving one tour in Germany. Upon returning, Dotzler enrolled in the University of Northern Iowa receiving his B.A. in Biology in 1975.
Iowa House and Senate
Dotzler had previously been a member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 26th District from 1997 to 2003, and then was elected to the Iowa Senate in 2003 succeeding John Jensen.
In 2007, Dotzler was instrumental in helping to pass tax incentives aimed at technology companies such as Google and Microsoft to build a facility in Iowa and invest millions of dollars in the state. The legislation gave companies tax breaks on sales tax from utility bills as well as property tax breaks. 
More recently Dotzler has gone on record opposing the construction of new nuclear power plants in Iowa citing cost and safety concerns. 
Dotzler currently serves on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Appropriations committee; the Economic Growth committee; the Human Resources committee; the Labor and Business Relations committee; and the Ways and Means committee. He also serves as chair of the Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee.
- Senator William A. Dotzler Jr. official Iowa Legislature site
- Senator William A. Dotzler Jr. official Iowa General Assembly site
- State Senator Bill Dotzler official constituency site
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
|Iowa House of Representatives|
1997 – 2003
2003 – present