Bill Sarpalius is President and C.E.O. of Advantage Associates,
a respected bipartisan firm specializes in helping clients with
governmental, political and international affairs. He has extensive
experience in state government and in the legislative and executive
branches of the federal government.
elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1988, Congressman
Bill Sarpalius represented Texas 13th Congressional District for
six years. His large district encompassed 38 counties in the Texas
Panhandle. As a measure of the respect accorded to him by his
colleagues, they elected him as President of the 1994 "Freshman
Class." Prior to his election to Congress, Congressman Sarpalius
served eight years as a Texas State Senator.
serving in the U.S. House, Congressman Sarpalius served as Chairman
of the Agriculture Committee's General Farm Commodities Subcommittee.
In that capacity, he was actively involved in the drafting of
the NAFTA and GATT trade agreements. After leaving Congress in
1995, he was appointed by President Bill Clinton to a senior position
in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Sarpalius also served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Rural
Enterprise, Exports & Environment and helped open doors for
U.S. business to establish overseas markets in Russia and other
developing nations. He gained international recognition for his
deep involvement in the movement for independence and recognition
of Lithuania and the other Baltic States during the fall of communism.
Sarpalius has gained a reputation as being shrewd and tenacious
tactician on behalf of his clients. More importantly, he has also
proven that he can work effectively with Republicans and Democrats
entrepreneur, Congressman Sarpalius served as C.E.O. of the corporation
that published the acclaimed HillZoo.com web site. The popular
HillZoo site -- known as "The Homepage of Capitol Hill"
-- captured a targeted weekly audience of over 16,000 Congressional
staffers and others in the Hill community.
Sarpalius has delivered motivational speeches on a variety of
topics to attendees at more than 500 conventions and banquets
-- speaking to audiences as large as 10,000 people. Congressman
Sarpalius holds a M.S. degree from West Texas A&M University
and a B.S. degree from Texas Tech University. Hegrew up and graduated
from Cal Farleys Boys Ranch. Congressman Sarpalius is married,
has one son, and now resides in Maryland.
links related to Congressman Sarpalius:
Directory of the United States Congress
States Association of Former Members of Congress
Farmers of America: Prominent Former Members