Gary Williams (Oregon)
|Oregon House of Representatives, District 7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Mayor of Cottage Grove|
|Profession||Small business owner|
Williams served as Mayor of Cottage Grove from 2002 to 2012.
Williams's professional experience includes being the owner and operator of a small business for over 30 years.
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 take place 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.
|Oregon House of Representatives, District 7 Republican Primary, 2014|
In 2014, Williams's endorsements included the following:
- 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.
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- Oregon State Senate elections, 2014
- Oregon State Legislature
- Oregon House of Representatives
- Oregon House of Representatives District 7
- Official campaign website
- Gary Williams on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Oregon Secretary of State - Candidate list
- Official campaign website, "About Gary Williams," accessed April 23, 2014
- Associated Press, "2014 Oregon House of Representatives Primary Results," accessed May 20, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filing," accessed March 17, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Supporters," accessed April 23, 2014