Ryan Williams

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Ryan Williams
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 42
Incumbent
In office
2010-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCarson-Newman College
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Development
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ryan Williams is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 42. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Williams earned a B.S. in Biology from Carson-Newman College, where he had a soccer scholarship. He has worked in construction and business development. Williams previously served as a Planner Commissioner and City Council Member in the City of Cookeville.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Williams served on the following committees:

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Health, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for 99 seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Michael Walsh was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Ryan Williams was unopposed in the Republican primary. Walsh and Williams will face off in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Williams won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 42. Williams ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election and defeated Thomas D. Willoughby (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 42, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Williams Incumbent 71.6% 15,049
     Democratic Thomas Willoughby 28.4% 5,971
Total Votes 21,020

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

He defeated Democrat Henry Fincher in the general election on November 2, 2010. Williams defeated Bill Cody in the August 5 primary.[5][6]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 42 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ryan Williams (R) 9,222
Henry D. Fincher (D) 7,456

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Williams is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Williams raised a total of $236,857 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 1, 2013.[7]

Ryan Williams's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 42 Won $113,639
2010 Tennessee State House, District 42 Won $123,218
Grand Total Raised $236,857

2012

Williams won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $113,639.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ryan Williams's campaign in 2012
StudentsFirst$8,000
Drake, Thad$2,800
Tennessee Medical Association$2,500
Tennessee Optometric Association$2,500
Smith, James$2,300
Total Raised in 2012$113,639
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Williams won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $123,218.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 8 to April 19. In 2014, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 14 to April 18.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes relating to conservation and environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on animal protection bills.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 11 to May 21. In 2012, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 10 through May 1.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on Pro-life legislation.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes relating to conservation and environmental issues.

Personal

Williams and his wife, Abby, have two children. They currently reside in Cookeville, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Fincher
Tennessee House of Representatives District 42
2010–Present
Succeeded by
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