Tommy Williams

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Tommy Williams
Tommy Williams.jpg
Texas State Senate, District 4
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 12
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University
Date of birth12/17/1956
Place of birthMarshall, TX
ReligionUnited Methodist
Office website
Campaign website
Tommy Williams (b. December 17, 1956) is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.


Williams graduated with a B.B.A in accounting from Texas A&M University.

In addition to being a senator, Williams is an accountant for Insurance and Financial Services. Prior to his election to the state senate, he was also a representative in the Texas House of Representatives from 1997 to 2002.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Williams served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Chair
State Affairs


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Williams served served on the following Texas Senate committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Williams served served on the following Texas Senate committees:


Campaign themes


Williams' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Jobs & Economy

  • "Opposes a State Income Tax"
  • "Opposes off-shore drilling bans and moratoriums"
  • "Supports cutting government spending"

Illegal Immigration

  • "Opposes amnesty for illegal aliens"
  • "Supports tougher racketeering laws to crack down on border drug gangs and stem the flow of guns and money into Mexico"
  • "Supports securing the Texas border with increased DPS and local law enforcement"

Taxes, Property Taxes & Appraisals

  • "Opposes a state income tax"
  • "Opposes statewide property tax"
  • "Supports cutting government spending"

2nd Amendment Rights

  • "A+ Rated from NRA"
  • "Supports Texas’ Castle Doctrine, so you can protect your home and property"
  • "Supports right-to-carry handgun law"



See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Williams ran in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 4. Williams defeated Michael Galloway in the May 29 primary election and defeated Bob Townsend (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Texas State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTommy Williams Incumbent 89.8% 216,076
     Libertarian Bob Townsend 10.2% 24,445
Total Votes 240,521

Texas State Senate District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTommy Williams Incumbent 62.5% 36,630
Michael Galloway 37.5% 21,961
Total Votes 58,591


On Nov. 4, 2008, Williams won election to the 4th District Seat in the Texas State Senate.[6]

Williams raised $975,113 for his campaign.[7]

Texas State Senate, District 4 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tommy Williams (R) 203,367 100%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2008, a year in which Williams was up for re-election, he collected $514,606 in donations. [8]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Texas Association of Realtors $40,000
James Pitcock $24,000
Texas Oil & Gas Association $20,000
Texas Associated General Contractors $16,458


In 2004, a year in which Williams was up for re-election, he collected $461,935 in donations.[9]

His five largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Williams, Thomas D. $22,396
Lawrence, Charles $15,000
Texas Medical Association $12,043
Perry, Bob J. $7,500
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $5,028


In 2002, a year in which Williams was up for re-election, he collected $461,935 in donations.[10]

His five largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Perry, Bob J. and Doylene $55,000
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $44,183
Texas Medical Association $33,561
Williams, Thomas D. $20,990
Texas Dental Association $17,500


Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[11] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


Tommy Williams received a grade of D+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.


Williams and his wife, Marsha, have two children.

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Preceded by
David Bernsen
Texas Senate District 4
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