Since taking office, he has positioned Florida as a national leader in the fight against child pornography and internet child predators. In the 2008 Legislative session, Attorney General McCollum championed give bills that have subsequently become law: anti-gang legislation, the Exploited Children’’ Rights Act, the Marijuana Grow House Eradication Act, the Foreclosure Fraud Prevention Act and the Anti-Counterfeiting Act. After graduating from law school, Bill served on active duty in the U.S Navy from 1969 to 1972.
In 1992 he retired from the Naval Reserve as a Commander, having served 23 years as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). From 1981 to 2001, Bill represented the people of Central Florida in the United States Congress. He founded the U.S House Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare and is recognized as an expert on terrorism. Bill also served on the Judiciary Committee, where he chaired the Subcommittee on Crime, as well as on the Intelligence and Banking Committees. Upon retiring from the House of Representatives in 2001, he was a partner with Baker and Hostetler, LLP until his election as Attorney General.