Bill is available to speak on: Faith and Politics, Leadership, Healthcare Reform. Learn more »
Bill/Subdeacon Basil has a varied history. He was a firefighter paramedic for 17 years before entering the world of politics. Bill was first elected to the Board of County Commissioners in Kittitas County in 1996 and served there until 2002 when he was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives, serving five terms and on the leadership team as the Minority Whip. He was the former ranking minority member of the House Healthcare Committee and has served on numerous commissions and tasks forces over the years with a particular emphasis on social welfare and healthcare policy issues, as well as water law and environmental issues. He was most recently a health insurance broker. Additionally he serves on the Board of trustees of Yakima Regional Medical Center and is the Founder and past Dean of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute.
Bill and his wife Debra are committed to Christ and serving His Holy Church. They and their two children are founding members of The Prophet Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Mission, in Ellensburg, WA. Bill has just completed his studies to complete his Masters of Arts Degree in Applied Theology and is the first President of the Antiochian House of Studies Alumni Association.
Bill is currently the Executive Director for the Rental Housing Association of Washington a statewide association of Landlords and their associates, headquartered in Seattle, WA., where he is still active in government affairs at the state and local level.
Bill’s topic specialties include: