Robert Williams, West Virginia Senator

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Robert Williams
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West Virginia State Senate District 14
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sFairmont State College
Master'sWest Virginia University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 10, 1951
Place of birthClarksburg, WV
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Robert "Bob" Williams (b. September 10, 1951) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Williams earned his B.S. from Fairmont State College. He went on to receive his M.S. from West Virginia University.

Williams is currently a real estate appraiser and farmer. Williams has worked as Director of Marketing and Development for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. He has also worked in the past as a plant pathologist. He is currently a real estate appraiser and farmer.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development, Chair
Agriculture and Rural Development, Vice Chair
Government Organization
Judiciary
Transportation and Infrastructure
Natural Resources
Forest Management Review Commission
Agriculture and Agri-business, Vice Chair
Technology, Vice Chair
Children, Juveniles and Other Issues
Joint Government Organization
Joint Judiciary
Veterans' Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Williams served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2012

Williams ran in the 2012 election for West Virginia State Senate, District 14. Williams ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Bob Williams election to an open seat in the West Virginia State Senate, District 14.[5] Williams raised $61,653 for his campaign, while Gary Howell raised $32,314.[6]

West Virginia State Senate, District 14 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Williams (D) 22,205 51.28%
Gary G. Howell (R) 21,098 48.72%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Williams is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Williams raised a total of $92,753 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 25, 2013.[7]

Robert Williams's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State Senate, District 14 Won $28,600
2010 West Virginia State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $2,500
2008 West Virginia State Senate, District 14 Won $61,653
Grand Total Raised $92,753

2012

Williams won re-election to the West Virginia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $28,600.
West Virginia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Williams, West Virginia Senator's campaign in 2012
West Virginia Association of Realtors$2,000
American Electric Power$1,500
Ross, Michael$1,000
Contractors Association of West Virginia$1,000
Firstenergy Corp$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$28,600
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Williams was not up for election to the West Virginia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $2,500.

2008

Williams won election to the West Virginia State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $61,653.

Personal

Robert has a wife, Jennifer Williams.

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Preceded by
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West Virginia State Senate District 14
2008–present
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