William Paul Cole III is known as Bill Cole professionally. He is a famous politician and businessman based in America. He is also a Republican member who represents the 6th district based in West Virginia Senate. For two complete years, from 2015 to 2017, Bill Cole has served as the President of the Senate. He also served for around a year in the West Virginia House of Delegates in place of John Shott. Bill has also been nominated for the position of West Virginia Governor. He chose to run the entire office instead of getting re-elected for the state senate. He was successes by the Senate President known as Mitch Carmichael and lost the election.
Bill Cole was born in 1956 on 16th May in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his studies at Northwood University by acquiring a degree in Business Administration. After completing his degree of BBA, he went back to Bluefield, West Virginia, to meet his family. There he started working along with his father in their family business. His father was Paul Cole, who was the longest-serving mayor of West Virginia. He was the father of Jason, Lee and Taylor, and Elizabeth.
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Cole challenged Delegate and Democratic Senator named Mark Wills in 2012 for being at the post. He was unconstrained in 2012 in Republican Primary. In the primary, he gained around 2750 votes which made him win. He also won the General elections with an aggregate of 18,590 votes against Mark Wills. Cole gained prominence, and people start loving how he carries out all the work and decisions, which made him declare his candidacy in 2015 for Governor of West Virginia.
To win the 2016 election, he was supported whole-heartedly by General Patrick Morrisey, Shelley Moore Capito, Mayor Danny Jones, and all other congressmen of West Virginia. All Senators and Mayors cleared the path to make Cole win the election. Even after receiving fundraising support from Texas and Indiana Government, Cole lost the election against Jim Justice.
After the Republican takeover, Cole was elected as President of Senate, and he became the only Republican to remain at the post continuously in the past 82 years.
Bill Cole was married to Brownie Elizabeth Deemer and had four children named Jason Paul, Elizabeth Stuart Cole, Lee William Cole, and MaryEllen Taylor. He is pretty active on Facebook and Twitter and has a significant following on all his social media accounts. Amongst all the bills that Cole signed during his tenure, including banning abortions during pregnancy, making judge elections nonpartisan, enacting right-to-work law and prevailing wage law, all these laws were in favor of people, which impressed them. The last four bills were passed into law over Earl Ray Tomblin, Democratic governor.
The estimated net worth of Bill Cole is approximately $5 million. He earns his salary by being successful in his political career. In his electoral history, he has made a great success and won multiple elections.