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{{tnr}}'''Roger Williams''' is a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Texas' 25th congressional district elections, 2012|the 25th Congressional District]] of [[Texas]].  He is a former [[Secretary of State]] of [[Texas]]. He was succeeded by [[Phil Wilson]].
 
{{tnr}}'''Roger Williams''' is a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Texas' 25th congressional district elections, 2012|the 25th Congressional District]] of [[Texas]].  He is a former [[Secretary of State]] of [[Texas]]. He was succeeded by [[Phil Wilson]].
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Williams won election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>
  
 
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Williams is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 25th congressional district elections, 2012|25th District]]. He and [[Wes Riddle]] defeated [[Bill Burch]], [[Dianne Costa]], [[James Dillon]], [[Dave Garrison]], [[Justin Hewlett]], [[Charles Holcomb]], [[Brian Matthews]], [[Ernie Beltz, Jr.]], [[Chad Wilbanks]], and [[Michael Williams]] in the May 29, 2012.  Williams then defeated Riddle in the runoff election.  He will now face [[Elaine Henderson]] (D) and [[Betsy Dewey]] (L) in the general election on November 6.<ref>[http://candidates.texasgop.org/offices/united-states-representative Republican candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_160_state.htm Unofficial Republican primary results]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/TX_US_House_0731.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS Associated Press primary runoff results]</ref>
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Williams ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 25th congressional district elections, 2012|25th District]]. He and [[Wes Riddle]] defeated [[Bill Burch]], [[Dianne Costa]], [[James Dillon]], [[Dave Garrison]], [[Justin Hewlett]], [[Charles Holcomb]], [[Brian Matthews]], [[Ernie Beltz, Jr.]], [[Chad Wilbanks]], and [[Michael Williams]] in the May 29, 2012.  Williams then defeated Riddle in the runoff election.  He faced [[Elaine Henderson]] (D) and [[Betsy Dewey]] (L) in the general election on November 6.<ref>[http://candidates.texasgop.org/offices/united-states-representative Republican candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_160_state.htm Unofficial Republican primary results]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/TX_US_House_0731.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS Associated Press primary runoff results]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 18:50, 7 November 2012

Roger Williams
Roger Williams (Texas).jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 25
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
Texas Secretary of State
2005-2007
Websites
Campaign website
Roger Williams is a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 25th Congressional District of Texas. He is a former Secretary of State of Texas. He was succeeded by Phil Wilson.

Williams won election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Williams's campaign website lists the following issues:[2]

  • Balancing the Budget
Excerpt: "As a business owner, I don’t just talk about balancing the budget, I do it every day. If revenues are down, expenses must be reduced. As your Congressman, I will support a Balanced Budget Amendment...."
  • Entitlement Reform is Critical
Excerpt: "In my business, I deal with pension issues for my employees. And I know that the federal government cannot sustain its current path of entitlement spending..."
  • Abolishing Earmarks
Excerpt: "I oppose earmarks not just because of all the wasteful spending; I oppose them because they represent a corruption of the political process."
  • Ending the Tax Code as We Know It
Excerpt: "Not only do I believe that we need to lower taxes, I believe we need to utterly reform the tax code. As a business owner, I know how the current tax code costs money, time, and jobs..."
  • American Energy Independence is a Critical National Priority
Excerpt: "We are all seeing the growing instability of the Middle East. We cannot continue to send billions of dollars overseas to unstable foreign nations who are threatened by Islamic radicals..."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 25th congressional district elections, 2012

Williams ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 25th District. He and Wes Riddle defeated Bill Burch, Dianne Costa, James Dillon, Dave Garrison, Justin Hewlett, Charles Holcomb, Brian Matthews, Ernie Beltz, Jr., Chad Wilbanks, and Michael Williams in the May 29, 2012. Williams then defeated Riddle in the runoff election. He faced Elaine Henderson (D) and Betsy Dewey (L) in the general election on November 6.[3][4][5]

U.S. House of Representatives Runoff Election, Texas, Congressional District 25 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Williams 58% 26,495
Wes Riddle 42% 19,210
Total Votes 45,705

[6]

Campaign donors

2012

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Williams's reports.[7]

Roger Williams (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2012$1,456,133.61$180,893.70$(220,645.04)$1,416,382.27
Pre-Primary[9]May 17, 2012$1,416,382.27$154,622.25$(810,434.90)$760,569.62
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2012$760,569.62$287,885.19$(399,390.68)$649,064.13
Pre-Runoff[11]July 19, 2012$649,064.13$38,332.84$(175,273.44)$512,123.53
Running totals
$661,733.98$(1,605,744.06)

Personal

Williams and his wife, Patty, have two children.[12]

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