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About Bill

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Dedication to promote
safety, fairness & prosperity

Why elect Bill Alexander as State Senator for the 12th District?  You should ask this very question about everyone you choose to vote for, including me.

In effect, everyone should feel safe, be treated fairly, and enjoy prosperity.  I emphasize everyone in this regard.  I’ve been continuously employed since age 14. I keep up with the latest news and trends, I track the actions of our General Assembly, and I’ve chosen a life of service to others, even at the risk of my safety.  Accordingly, I am pursuing my next leadership role in the capacity of your state senator.  Here’s why I am the person you want representing you and your interests—


  1. Humble roots:  Growing up in a working-class family where making ends meet was often a challenge, I learned the value of hard work.  My dad ran a small moving company out of the kitchen of our tiny house, and my mom went to work at a department store.  After mom came down with multiple sclerosis (MS), she could no longer work, and dad had to work harder to support the family.  To help make ends meet, I started working after ninth grade so I could also help pay the costs and finish earning my diploma at Salesianum. Afterward, my desire was to become a soldier and eventually attend college.  I was able to do both.                                                     

  2. As a soldier:  I took an oath to protect our country. Having an unfeigned love for our nation, I willingly pursued this calling without hesitation, and it directed me down a path that helped carve out my life.   Beginning as an enlisted soldier and eventually earning a commission and retiring at the rank of colonel, I learned the value of leadership from both sides— being lead, and doing the leading. I spent 25 years as a soldier, combining active and National Guard service.

  3. As a state trooper:  I took an oath to protect our state, knowing the physical and mental risks.  During my first six months on the job, I encountered things that most people don’t see in a lifetime and learned to adapt to challenging situations over the years with the support of my peers, friends, and family.  After a 25-year career, achieving the rank of captain, I led troopers in various assignments, but I was always a leader of the people within the community in my role as a police officer.  When someone needed me, I was there, on or off-duty.

  4. As a college educator:  As a criminal justice instructor at Delaware Tech, I have served in various capacities, including Department Chairperson and Instructional Director for the Criminal Justice Program.  Regardless of my role at the College, students are always at the center of everything.  Because of one-on-one mentoring efforts, I’ve seen students with low confidence and no motivation graduate with high confidence, inspiration, and a dream job in the career field they desire.  This is priceless, and I’m honored to be a key part of their journey.

  5. As a family man:  As a husband, a dad, a brother, an uncle, and now a grandpop, my family is my anchor.  I’m 24-7 for them, unfailingly.

  6. As a youth sports coach:  Having coached sports for over 30 years (primarily baseball), I have learned a unique style of leadership intrinsic to the athletic field.  Earning players' respect, instilling confidence, and ensuring fairness and equity among the team are the absolute keys to success.

  7. As a homeowners' association president, I served for four-plus years as the Misty Vale Farm Homeowners’ Association president, a 259-home community north of Odessa.  Having an excellent staff of board members made my job easy, and we were able to maintain the community as well as make many improvements, all while staying within budget.

  8. As a small business owner:  I established Interstate Training Alliance a couple of years after I retired from the state police to provide quality instruction to those desiring it.  Specializing in defensive driving and related safety courses, I have learned the ins and outs of running a small business and the challenges that face small business owners.

So, now…  as your state senator, I am here to serve you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without failure. I agree to be there for you when you need me to be there.  This isn't just talk; it’s a promise from a person who has worked tirelessly for others for decades. It's what a true leader does, and that's what I am.

Bill Alexander

 

Bill’s Formal Education


  • Master of Science Degree, Central Michigan University:  Integrated degree in Public Administration and Business Administration.                                                                                                                            

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Delaware:  Majored in English-Journalism, with broadcast and print disciplines.  Double-minor.  Minored in Sociology.  Minored in Military Science.                                                             

  • High School Diploma:  Salesianum School

 

Bill’s Key Awards

 

U.S. Army


  • Meritorious Service Medal (three awards)

  • U.S. Army Overseas Deployment Medal (two awards)

  • U.S. President Council on Fitness Award (three awards)

 

Delaware State Police


  • Lifesaving Award

  • Exceptional Performance Award (three awards)

  • Superior Physical Fitness Award (five awards)

 

Delaware Tech


  • Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

 

Bill’s Memberships and Service


  • AMERICAN LEGION POST 25 (Middletown, DE): Member and currently serve as Judge Advocate and Post Athletic Director

  • POLYTECH HIGH SCHOOL ADVISORY BOARD:  Member of Criminal Justice craft board

  • DELAWARE TECH CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADVISORY BOARD:  Past member, past chairperson

  • VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (VAWA)/ CLERY COMMITTEE, DELAWARE TECH:  Past member

  • FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL (Shanksville, PA): Founding sponsor and member

  • STEWARDS OF CHILDREN/CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION FACILITATOR:  Member and trained program facilitator

  • MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA:  Member.

  • ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED DELAWARE STATE POLICE:  Member

  • NATIONAL TROOPERS COALITION: Member since 1985

  • BASEBALL TEAM MANAGER (American Legion 16-19-year-olds). Current

  • BASEBALL TEAM MANAGER (Little League, ages 6-13, various levels).  Past

  • CHRIST THE TEACHER CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD:  Past member

  • MISTY VALE FARM HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION:  President for four-plus years

  • PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL FITNESS: Past member