Bill Vickery spent his youth in the quiet community of Van Buren, Arkansas. The son of a Southern Baptist, Democrat, County Sheriff, Bill first made a name for himself on the gridiron as an overachieving high school quarterback earning All Conference honors. After high school, Bill received his degree of higher learning at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. It was there that Bill showed a complete disregard for his upbringing and became not only a Methodist…but a Republican Methodist. His father has never forgiven him.
Beginning in 1996 with his successful management of Tim Hutchinson’s U.S. Senate campaign in Arkansas, Bill has managed campaigns in New Mexico, Texas, Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
With the election of President George W. Bush in 2000, Bill formed a partnership with an Austin, Texas based lobbying firm and began representing clients before the White House. Bill’s clients have included Former Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazar Bhutto, as well as the nation of Bulgaria.
Bill was a frequent guest on the formally nationally syndicated radio program “Imus in the Morning,” as well as appearing regularly on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN’s Inside Politics, and the NBC Evening News. In addition to hearing Bill’s insightful commentary every Sunday morning on the Buzz you may see him (though he really should avoid cameras) Wednesday mornings on KARK Today’s Wednesday Wake-Up Call.
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