Dan Williams

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Dan Williams
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Alabama House of Representatives District 5
In office
November 3, 2010-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 5
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Athens
Military service
Service/branchAlabama Army National Guard’
Office website
Campaign website
Dan Williams is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber on November 2, 2010.

He formerly served as a member of the Athens City Board of Education from 1979 to 1984, and as a member of the Athens City Council from 1984 to 1992. He then served as mayor of the City of Athens from 1992 until his election to the House in 2010.


Williams attended Auburn University. He formerly served as First Sergeant in the Alabama Army National Guards 1343rd Engineer Battalion.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Williams served on the following committees:

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
County and Municipal Government, Vice chair
Ethics and Campaign Finance, Vice chair


Williams served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:


Campaign themes


Williams's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Making our state government open, honest and accountable
  • Restoring fiscal management and discipline to our State’s budget
  • Improving infrastructure, schools, and supporting our law enforcement and fire departments
  • Fighting to lower taxes and support legislation to protect our property rights
  • Bringing new jobs and economic development to Limestone County
  • Working to give state and local officials the resources to combat illegal immigration
  • Working to balance our state’s budget by cutting wasteful spending and opposing any taxes
  • Representing and preserving our community’s moral values and integrity in the legislature
  • Fighting against Obamacare and protecting our 2nd Amendment rights
  • Worked to restore the public’s trust by reforming our ethics laws and end corruption in Montgomery



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Henry White was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Dan Williams defeated Bobby Jackson in the Republican primary. Williams defeated White in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Alabama House of Representatives District 5, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Williams Incumbent 56.2% 7,132
     Democratic Henry A. White 43.5% 5,520
     NA Write-In 0.2% 30
Total Votes 12,682

Alabama House of Representatives, District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Williams Incumbent 63.2% 3,620
Bobby Jackson 36.8% 2,104
Total Votes 5,724


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Williams defeated Steve Pepper and Don Hundleston in the Republican primary. He then defeated incumbent Democrat Henry White in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 5 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Williams (R) 8,807
Henry White (D) 5,402
Jerry Hill (I) 1,359
Alabama House of Representatives, District 5 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Williams (R) 2,475
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Pepper (R) 1,677
Don Hundleston (R) 844
Alabama House of Representatives, District 5 Rep Primary Runoff (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Williams (R) 2,764
Steve Pepper (R) 2,166

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Williams raised $124,202 in contributions.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $50,126
Business Council Of Alabama $13,500
Friends Of Mike Hubbard $9,500
Citizens For Alabama Leadership $6,750
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations



In 2014, Williams's endorsements included the following:[9]


In 2010, Williams’s endorsements included the following:[10]

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express


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Political offices
Preceded by
Henry White
Alabama House District 5
Succeeded by