Tommy Williams

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Tommy Williams
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Texas State Senate, District 4
Former officeholder
In office
2003 - October 26, 2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University
Personal
BirthdayDecember 17, 1956
Place of birthMarshall, Texas
ProfessionAccountant
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tommy Williams (b. December 17, 1956) was a Republican member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002, and he resigned October 26, 2013.

On October 2, 2013, Williams reportedly announced to his staff that he would be resigning from the State Senate. Other sources separately told the media that Williams had been approached about a government relations position with the Texas A&M University System.[1] Williams resigned his seat in a letter to Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, effective on October 26, 2013.[2]

Williams served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1997 to 2002.[3]

Biography

Williams earned his B.B.A in Accounting from Texas A&M University. His professional experience includes working as an accountant for Insurance and Financial Services.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Administration
Finance, Chair
State Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Williams served served on the following Texas Senate committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Williams served served on the following Texas Senate committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Williams' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

Jobs & Economy

  • "Opposes a State Income Tax"
  • "Opposes off-shore drilling bans and moratoriums"
  • "Supports cutting government spending"

Illegal Immigration

  • "Opposes amnesty for illegal aliens"
  • "Supports tougher racketeering laws to crack down on border drug gangs and stem the flow of guns and money into Mexico"
  • "Supports securing the Texas border with increased DPS and local law enforcement"

Taxes, Property Taxes & Appraisals

  • "Opposes a state income tax"
  • "Opposes statewide property tax"
  • "Supports cutting government spending"

2nd Amendment Rights

  • "A+ Rated from NRA"
  • "Supports Texas’ Castle Doctrine, so you can protect your home and property"
  • "Supports right-to-carry handgun law"

Elections

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Williams ran in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 4. Williams defeated Michael Galloway in the May 29 primary election and defeated Bob Townsend (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Texas State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTommy Williams Incumbent 89.8% 216,076
     Libertarian Bob Townsend 10.2% 24,445
Total Votes 240,521
Texas State Senate District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTommy Williams Incumbent 62.5% 36,630
Michael Galloway 37.5% 21,961
Total Votes 58,591

2008

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Williams won election to the 4th District Seat in the Texas State Senate.[7]

Williams raised $975,113 for his campaign.[8]

Texas State Senate, District 4 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tommy Williams (R) 203,367 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Williams is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Williams raised a total of $5,504,570 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[9]

Tommy Williams's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State Senate, District 4 Won $1,546,948
2010 Texas State Senate, District 4 Not up for election $873,917
2008 Texas State Senate, District 4 Won $975,113
2006 Texas State Senate, District 4 Not up for election $514,606
2004 Texas State Senate, District 4 Won $461,935
2002 Texas State Senate, District 4 Won $890,646
2000 Texas State House, District 15 Won $116,286
1998 Texas State House, District 15 Won $125,119
Grand Total Raised $5,504,570

2012

Williams won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $1,546,948.
Texas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tommy Williams's campaign in 2012
Perry, Bob J$100,000
Pitcock Jr, James D$60,000
Ray, Richie$30,000
Border Health$25,000
Texas Association Of Realtors$22,500
Total Raised in 2012$1,546,948
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Williams was not up for election to the Texas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $873,917.

2008

Williams won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $975,113.

2006

Williams was not up for election to the Texas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $514,606.

2004

Williams won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $461,935.

2002

Williams won election to the Texas State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $890,646.

2000

Williams won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $116,286.

1998

Williams won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $125,119.

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[10] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Williams received a score of 59.8 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of D+ that Williams received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Tommy Williams received a grade of D+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Williams and his wife, Marsha, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Bernsen
Texas Senate District 4
2003-2013
Succeeded by
TBA