|U.S. House, Texas, District 25|
|January 3, 2013|
|January 3, 2015|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Texas Christian University|
|Birthday||September 13, 1949|
|Place of birth||Fort Worth, Texas|
Williams won election on November 6, 2012.
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.
- 1971-present: Owner, Roger Williams Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
- 2005-2007: Texas secretary of state
- 1974-1976: Baseball coach, Texas Christian University
- 1971-1974: Atlanta Braves farm team
Williams's campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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..."
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 defeated Elaine Henderson (D) and Betsy Dewey (L) in the general election on November 6.
|U.S. House, Texas District 25 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Elaine M. Henderson||37.4%||98,827|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House of Representatives Runoff Election, Texas, Congressional District 25 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Roger Williams (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$1,456,133.61||$180,893.70||$(220,645.04)||$1,416,382.27|
|Pre-Primary||May 17, 2012||$1,416,382.27||$154,622.25||$(810,434.90)||$760,569.62|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$760,569.62||$287,885.19||$(399,390.68)||$649,064.13|
|Pre-Runoff||July 19, 2012||$649,064.13||$38,332.84||$(175,273.44)||$512,123.53|
Williams and his wife, Patty, have two children.
- Social media:
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Financial information at OpenSecrets.org
- Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
- National Journal "Texas, 25th House District: Roger Williams (R)," November 6, 2012
- Campaign website, Issues
- Republican candidate list
- Unofficial Republican primary results
- Associated Press primary runoff results
- Texas Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report-2012 Republican Party Primary Runoff," accessed August 30, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Roger Williams's Summary Report," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Roger Williams April Quarterly," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Roger Williams Pre-Primary," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Roger Williams July Quarterly," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Roger Williams Pre-Runoff," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Project Vote Smart biography
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