Raised in Madison and Whites Creek, Bill served in the Tennessee Air National Guard after graduating from Belmont University. He went on to start two businesses in home building and real estate before attending Nashville School of Law. He has practiced law for many years with his law partner, his mother, Martha Lu Cone Beck, who recently retired. Working together runs in the family actually. Their law practice is housed in the same Tutor style home in Inglewood as his father's and brother's real estate businesses.
Having met in law school, Bill has been married to his wife Pam for 28 years. Pam works at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. They have one daughter, Meredith, who recently graduated from Belmont University. They have 1 dog, Winston, who is treated as a member of the family!
After Rep. Mike Turner retired in 2014, Bill ran successfully in the Democrat Primary that August. He is currently serving his second term and will run for re-election again in 2018. During his freshman term, he was elected the co-chair of the bi-partisan freshman caucus. He also passed the most legislation that year for a freshman legislator. He serves on the full and sub committee of Civil Justice Committee and the Insurance and Banking Committee. He previously served on the Transportation Committee. Currently, he serves as the Chairman of the Davidson County Delegation.
Discover Madison, Inc. - Amqui Station: 2012 President of the Board, 2012 Farmer's Market Presenting Sponsor, 2013 Amqui Gala Community Honoree, 2011 Vice President, 2006-2013 Board Member,
Kiwanis Club of Madison: Current Member, 2008 President, 2006-2007 Executive Committee Member
Allegro School of Music: Current Board Member
Inglewood Neighborhood Association: Current Member
Historic East Nashville Merchant's Association: Current Member
Inglewood Baptist Church: Chairman of Deacons
Tennessee Air National Guard: Civil Engineering Honors Recognition
Nashville Bar Association: Current Member, Fellow
Madison-Rivergate Area Chamber of Commerce: Current Member, 2007 President, 2004-2006 Executive Committee Member
American Legion Post 82: Current Member
Madison Fifty Forward: Train Conductor of the Year, Best Problem Solver Award, Volunteer Legal Aid
100 Club of Nashville: Current Member
Old Hickory Chamber of Commerce: Current Member
Downtown Civitan Club: Former Member
Metro Board of Beautification for the Parks Department: Former Member