Gary Williams (Oregon)

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Gary Williams
Oregon House of Representatives, District 7
Former candidate
Prior offices
Mayor of Cottage Grove
ProfessionSmall business owner
Campaign website
Gary Williams was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 7 of the Oregon House of Representatives.

Williams served as Mayor of Cottage Grove from 2002 to 2012.[1]


Williams's professional experience includes being the owner and operator of a small business for over 30 years.[1]



See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Cedric Hayden defeated Gary Williams in the Republican primary. He is also running as a write-in candidate on the Democratic party ticket. Brandon Boetje is running as a Libertarian candidate. Hayden and Boetje will face off in the general election.[2][3]



In 2014, Williams's endorsements includedd the following:[4]

  • Vic Atiyeh – Former Oregon Governor
  • Gordon Smith – Former United States Senator
  • Jeff Kruse - Oregon State Senator
  • Bill Kennemer – Oregon State Representative
  • Jeff Kropf - Conservative Radio Host
  • Tom Turner – Lane County Sheriff
  • Pat Farr – Lane County Commission Chair
  • Faye Stewart – Lane County Commissioner
  • Sid Leiken – Lane County Commissioner
  • Jay Bozievich – Lane County Commissioner


Williams is married and has two adult sons. He served as the past president of of the Cottage Grove Historical Society, the Oregon Mayor's Association, the League of Oregon Cities and the Cottage Grove Hospital Foundation. In 2010, Williams was awarded the "2010 Elected Official of the Year" award.[1]

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