92nd General Assembly


Representative Bill Ransdall, a Democrat, represents parts of Camden, Laclede and Pulaski counties (District 148) in the Missouri House of Representatives.


In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Ransdall is a farmer and a businessman.


Rep. Ransdall is a member of the following organizations: Masonic Lodge No. 375 AF and AM; Abou Ben Adhem; Scottish Rite; Association of U.S. Army; Sojourners; Committee of Fifty; Pulaski County Democratic Club; Missouri Cattlemen's Association; Farm Bureau; Ducks Unlimited; the Wild Turkey Federation; and the United Methodist Church.  He was elected to the Waynesville City Council in 1978 and served as mayor pro tem from 1982-1988 and mayor from 1988-1996.  Rep. Ransdall also chaired the committee to select U.S. Marshals and U.S. Attorneys in 1993.  He was awarded the Outstanding Civilian award with Medal by Department of the Army.  In 2002, Rep. Ransdall was awarded the Legislator of the Year by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce; the Legislative Recognition award by the Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education; and the Missouri Vocational Special Needs Association Distinguished Service for Community Involvement award.


A graduate of Moler Barber School, Rep. Ransdall also attended the University of Missouri-Rolla.


Born March 16, 1947, in Waynesville, Rep. Ransdall currently there with his wife, Patricia.  They have two daughters: Cynthia LeAnne and Amy Elizabeth; three grandsons: Eriq Russel, Brennan Matthew and Parker Joseph; and two granddaughters: Catherine Elizabeth and Gracie Ann.