A Libertarian Party member since 1984, Bill is the Illinois Libertarian nominee for US Senate. He is a former Chairman of the LNC, having served two terms in that position from 2006 to 2010. He has served on the LNC from 1989 to 1993, and again from 2003 to 2020.
Redpath is one of 14 inductees into the Libertarian Party’s Hall of Liberty, having been inducted in 2016 with former US Representative Ron Paul.
He has run for office as a Libertarian candidate seven times before; specifically, he ran for the Virginia House of Delegates (1993), the Virginia Senate (special election in January 1998), Governor (2001), U.S. Senate (2008), US House, Tenth District of Virginia (2010 & 2014) and US House, Sixth District of Illinois (2020).
Bill is perhaps best known within the Libertarian Party for his work on ballot access. He served as Chairman of the Libertarian Party Ballot Access Committee from 1990 to 1997 and is currently the LP’s National Ballot Access Coordinator. In 1992 and 1996, the Libertarian Party presidential ticket was on the ballot everywhere in the United States. This marked the first time that a “minor” political party placed its presidential ticket on the ballot in all states in successive presidential elections. Since he became involved with national LP ballot access in 1990, the Libertarian Party has placed a presidential ticket on the ballot in all 50 states and DC in five of eight presidential elections.
Bill moved to Illinois in 2019 and lives in West Dundee. Born and raised in Findlay, Ohio, he received his BA in Economics and Political Science from Indiana University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his MBA from the Booth School of Business at The University of Chicago.
He is the Managing Director of the Chicago office of Summit Ridge Group, LLC, a financial consulting and valuation firm specializing in the satellite, telecom and media sectors. Prior to joining that firm, he was a Vice President of BIA Advisory Services, LLC in Chantilly, VA, a Senior Financial Analyst with NBC in New York, an Internal Auditor with ABC in New York, Assistant Financial Manager of WISH-TV in Indianapolis and on the audit staff of Arthur Andersen & Co. in Cincinnati.
He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), with an active CPA license in Illinois, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He has earned the Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) designation from the CFA Institute. He is also an Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation in the American Society of Appraisers and holds the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Redpath serves as Treasurer of Citizens in Charge and Citizens in Charge Foundation, which promote citizen initiatives and referenda. Redpath served as Treasurer and a Board member of FairVote from 1995 to 2020.
Bill lives with his fiance, Julie Fox, former Libertarian Party of Illinois candidate for Comptroller of Illinois, in West Dundee.