Personal Life of Bill Eigel
Eigel is a veteran who served for eight years in the United States Air Force. He served overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and he was awarded commendations for his service in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. He held the rank of captain while serving in the Air Force, and completed assignments in Louisiana, Arizona, and most recently, at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.
Eigel left the Air Force in 2006 and purchased St. Louis Skylights, a small residential and commercial remodeling company. The company expanded and eventually grew to service all areas of the United States. To reflect this growth, the company was renamed National Skylight Solutions in 2010. It has permanent locations in Missouri and Illinois.
Eigel lives in Weldon Spring with his wife Amanda and their two children. They’re all members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish in Cottleville, Missouri.
Political Career of Bill Eigel
Eigel ran for the 23rd District Missouri state senate seat in 2016. In the primary he took more than 40 percent of the vote, narrowly defeating incumbent Ann Zerr and easily defeating Mike Carter. Eigel took 60 percent of the vote in the general election, easily beating Democrat Richard Orr and the Libertarian Party candidate, Bill Slantz.
Along with serving as the vice-chairman of the Education Committee, Eigel is a member of the following committees: General Laws; Government Reform, Professional Registration; Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics; Veterans and Military Affairs; Joint Committee on Education; Joint Committee on the Justice System; and the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force.
Eigel favors less regulation, tort reform, highway improvement, lower taxes, greater school district autonomy, and the right to bear arms. He opposes abortion and the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Eigel has sponsored over a dozen bills, including SB 617, which would modify several provisions relating to taxation; SB 618, which would modify provisions relating to charter schools; SB 678, which would provide that defendants in tort actions shall only be held severally liable, and not jointly liable; SB 716, which would increase penalties for assault on a law-enforcement animal, and exempt police dogs from certain statutes relating to harm caused by animals; SB 718, which would modify a provision relating to maintenance medication filled by pharmacists; SB 936, which would modify provisions relating to tax increment financing; SJR 31, which would place a cap on annual appropriations and reduce income tax rates based on revenue growth; and SJR 33, which would prohibit implementation of any program providing a public benefit without an appropriation.
Eigel favors less regulation, tort reform, highway improvement, lower taxes, school district autonomy, and the right to bear arms. He opposes abortion and the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Eigel is a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Rifle Association. He is a volunteer for the Missouri Veteran’s Retirement Home in North St. Louis County.