Phil Williams, Alabama Senate

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Phil Williams
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Alabama State Senate, District 10
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
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Alabama
J.D.Birmingham School of Law
Date of birthMarch 20, 1965
Place of birthFort Monmouth, New Jersey
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Office website
Campaign website
Phil Williams (b. March 20, 1965) is a Republican member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 10. He was first elected in 2010.


Williams attended United States Army Command and General Staff School. He also attended Combined Arms and Services Staff School. He earned his B.S. from the University of South Alabama. Williams went on to receive his J.D. from Birmingham School of Law.

Williams has worked as an area director for YoungLife, president of a professional employer organization, chief operating officer and chief counsel of TaxBreak, LLC, and managing partner/attorney for Brunson and Associates. He is currently employed as chief operations officer/general counsel for the Tax Credit Processing Center, Limited Liability Company. Williams served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Constitution, Ethics and Elections
Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development, Chair
Governmental Affairs
Judiciary, Vice chair
Veterans and Military Affairs


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


Campaign themes


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

  • Jobs and Economic Growth
•"Incentivize small business development"
•"Create a stable legal environment that attracts businesses"
  • Fiscal Conservatism and Lower Taxes
•"Reduce Government Spending"
•"No unfunded mandates"
  • Morals and Ethics in Government
•"Promote Pro-life legislation"
  • Limited Governmental intervention in daily life
•"Fight gun control"
•"Promote State legislation to oppose National Healthcare mandate"



See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate 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. Larry Means was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Phil Williams was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2][3][4][5] Williams then defeated Means in the general election on November 4, 2014.[6]

Alabama State Senate District 10, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Williams Incumbent 52% 17,967
     Democratic Larry Means 47.9% 16,530
     NA Write-In 0.1% 45
Total Votes 34,542


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Williams defeated opponent Paul J. Peloquin, Sr. in the June 1 primary. He defeated incumbent Democrat Larry Means in the general election.[7][8]

Alabama State Senate, District 10 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phil Williams (R) 20,249
Larry Means (D) 17,459
Alabama State Senate, District 10 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phil Williams (R) 8,662
Paul J. Peloquin, Sr. (R) 1,795

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Williams raised $230,067 in contributions.[9]

His eight largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $136,872
Alabama Realtors PA $8,000
Farmpac (Alfa) $5,000
Medical Association of the State of Alabama $5,000
Alabama Trucking Association $5,000
Free Enterprise PAC $5,000
ED PAC $5,000
Alabama Ass0Ciated General Contractors $5,000


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Williams and his wife, Charlene, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Larry Means
Alabama State Senate District 10
Succeeded by