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Roger Williams
Roger Williams (Texas).jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 25
Prior offices
Texas Secretary of State
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.


Campaign themes


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..."



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 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), Betsy Dewey (L), Roger Quannah Settler (G), John Fleckenstein, II (I), and Nathanael Lee Berman (I) in the general election on November 6.[2][3][4]

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


Campaign donors


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.[6]

Roger Williams (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2012$1,456,133.61$180,893.70$(220,645.04)$1,416,382.27
Pre-Primary[8]May 17, 2012$1,416,382.27$154,622.25$(810,434.90)$760,569.62
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2012$760,569.62$287,885.19$(399,390.68)$649,064.13
Pre-Runoff[10]July 19, 2012$649,064.13$38,332.84$(175,273.44)$512,123.53
Running totals


Williams and his wife, Patty, have two children.[11]

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