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Roger Williams

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Roger Williams
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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.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Williams's campaign website lists the following issues:[1]

  • 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 is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 25th District. He is running against Bill Burch, Dianne Costa, James Dillon, Dave Garrison, Justin Hewlett, Charles Holcomb, Brian Matthews, Wes Riddle, Chad Wilbanks, Michael Williams and Ernie Beltz, Jr. in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary.

Personal

Williams and his wife, Patty, have two children.[2]

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