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'''Roger Williams''' may refer to:
|Project              = Congress
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|Name                = Roger Williams
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|Profile picture      = Roger Williams (Texas).jpg
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|Position            = U.S. House, Texas, District 25
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|Status              = Candidate
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|Political party      = Republican
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|Profession          =
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|Prior office        = Texas Secretary of State
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|Prior office years  = 2005-2007
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|High school          =
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|Bachelor's          = Texas Christian University
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|Campaign website    = http://www.rogerforcongress.com/
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{{tnr}}'''Roger Williams''' is a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate who won 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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* [[Roger Williams, Georgia Representative|Roger Williams, Georgia Representative]]
  
==Biography==
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* [[Roger Williams (Texas)|Roger Williams]], member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[Texas' 25th congressional district]]
Williams grew up in Fort Worth. He graduated from Texas Christian University, after attending on a baseball scholarship. He went on to play for an Atlanta Braves farm team until he got injured. With this, he returned to Texas to run the family car dealership.<ref name="nj">[http://nationaljournal.com/congress-legacy/texas-25th-house-district-20121101 ''National Journal'' "Texas, 25th House District: Roger Williams (R)," November 6, 2012]</ref>
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==Career==
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* 1971-present: Owner, Roger Williams Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram<ref name="nj"/>
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* 2005-2007: Texas secretary of state<ref name="nj"/>
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* 1974-1976: Baseball coach, Texas Christian University<ref name="nj"/>
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* 1971-1974: Atlanta Braves farm team<ref name="nj"/>
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Williams's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://www.rogerforcongress.com/issues Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
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*'''Balancing the Budget
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: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...."
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*'''Entitlement Reform is Critical
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: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..."
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*'''Abolishing Earmarks
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:Excerpt: "I oppose earmarks not just because of all the wasteful spending; I oppose them because they represent a corruption of the political process."
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*'''Ending the Tax Code as We Know It
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: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..."
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*'''American Energy Independence is a Critical National Priority
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: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..."
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==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Texas' 25th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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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 defeated [[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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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber= U.S. House of Representatives Runoff Election, Texas, Congressional District 25
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|party=Republican
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|winner1 =Roger Williams
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|candidate2 =Wes Riddle
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|votes1 =26495
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|votes2 = 19210
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}}
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<ref>[http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe ''Texas Secretary of State,'' "Race Summary Report-2012 Republican Party Primary Runoff," accessed August 30, 2012]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
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===2012===
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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are Williams's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H2TX33040 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Roger Williams's Summary Report," Accessed July 27, 2012]</ref>
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{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name = Roger Williams (2012)
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|Political Party = Republican
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|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/371/12970954371/12970954371.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Roger Williams April Quarterly," Accessed July 27, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 1 = April 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 1 = 1456133.61
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|Total Contributions 1 = 180893.70
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|Expenditures 1 = 220645.04
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|Cash on Hand 1 = 1416382.27
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|Report 2 = Pre-Primary<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/915/12971227915/12971227915.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Roger Williams Pre-Primary," Accessed July 27, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 2 = May 17, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 2 = 1416382.27
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|Total Contributions 2 = 154622.25
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|Expenditures 2 = 810434.90
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|Cash on Hand 2 = 760569.62
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|Report 3 = July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/424/12971466424/12971466424.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Roger Williams July Quarterly," Accessed July 27, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 3 = July 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 3 = 760569.62
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|Total Contributions 3 = 287885.19
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|Expenditures 3 = 399390.68
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|Cash on Hand 3 = 649064.13
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|Report 4 = Pre-Runoff<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/586/12971705586/12971705586.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Roger Williams Pre-Runoff," Accessed July 27, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 4 = July 19, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 4 = 649064.13
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|Total Contributions 4 = 38332.84
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|Expenditures 4 = 175273.44
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|Cash on Hand 4 = 512123.53
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==Personal==
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Williams and his wife, Patty, have two children.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/50112/roger-williams Project Vote Smart biography]</ref>
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==External links==
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*[http://www.rogerforcongress.com/ Campaign website]
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*[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/50112/roger-williams Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/rogerwilliamstx Facebook page]
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*[https://twitter.com/#!/rogerwilliamstx Twitter feed]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/rogerwilliamstx YouTube channel
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==References==
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{{Texas congress}}
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{{Texas}}
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[[Category:Republican Party]]
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[[Category:Texas]]
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{{congcandidate|Year=2012|Status=challenger|Chamber=U.S. House|Primary=W|General=W}}
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Revision as of 16:07, 28 January 2013

Roger Williams may refer to: