About Bill Sali
William T. “Bill” Sali was born on Feb. 17, 1954 in Portsmouth, Ohio. In 1962 his family moved to Boise, Idaho.
After graduating from BSU in 1981 (BBA Economics), Bill and Terry moved to Moscow, Idaho where Bill began law school at the University of Idaho. While there Bill was a founding member of the U of I chapter of Delta Theta Phi, a law Fraternity and was elected the chapter’s first Bailiff. He graduated in 1984 and they returned to the Boise area to prepare for the bar exam. In September 1984 he began a solo law practice.
Bill received many notable rankings and awards during his 16 years in the Idaho House of Representatives. In 1998, Bill was the first Idaho legislator to receive the lifetime “Friend For Life” award from Idaho Chooses Life. In 1999 Congressman Helen Chenoweth presented Bill with the “Faith and Freedom” award from Idaho Christian Coalition for his “leadership in drafting pro-life legislation and advocating parental rights.” Bill devoted significant effort on behalf of the disabled, including drafting amendments to protect families of those with disabilities and modernize Idaho law concerning guide and service dogs for the blind and handicapped.
In Congress Bill was elected President of the Republican Freshman Class of the 110th Congress. A Balanced Budget Amendment was the first bill he co-sponsored and he quickly established himself as a taxpayer advocate, receiving some of the highest rankings among all member of Congress. He held a perfect Pro-life voting record, received an A rating from the NRA and received a 100% rating with Focus on the Family.