Bill Townsend is a candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Nevada's Congressional District 4.

Townsend is a long-time entrepreneur and was part of the senior management team and/or cofounder of Lycos.com, sixdegrees.com (the intellectual property behind LinkedIn), Deja.com (now Google and ebay). He is President and CEO of RevolutionSports, Inc., a television production company, and President and CEO of TRICCAR Holdings, Inc., a pharmaceutical and nutraceutical research and development firm. He founded Amati Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2000, which provides stringed instruments for up and coming performers who can't afford the necessary "tools of the trade".