Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Tommy Williams
by TexasGOPVote on February 24, 2011 at 10:44 AM
Tommy Williams is Texas State Senator for the 4th Seantorial District of Texas.
Senator Tommy Williams brings a strong record of business achievements, community involvement and public service to the people of Southeast Texas. Williams served in the Texas House of Representatives for three terms, and in November 2002 Texans showed their confidence once again by electing him to the Texas Senate, and re-electing him to the Texas Senate in 2004 and 2008. He is a member of the Texas Society of CPA's, an outspoken advocate for Texas taxpayers, and a recognized and respected leader in budgetary issues.
Williams is a life-long Texan. He was born in Marshall, Texas and attended schools in the Marshall Independent School District. After graduating from Texas A & M with a BBA in Accounting, he began a career in industry and public accounting prior to entering the insurance and financial services field in 1983. He now serves as President of Woodforest Financial Services, an affiliate of Woodforest National Bank.
As a Texas Senator, Williams serves as Chairman of the Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee and as a member on the Senate Finance Committee, International Relations & Trade Committee, State Affairs Committee, and the Senate's Select Committee on Redistricting. By special appointment of Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, Williams also serves as a member of the Legislative Audit Committee, the Texas Legislative Council and The Energy Council. His legislative leadership and strong conservative voting record have been recognized and honored by many state and community groups and organizations throughout his tenure in the Texas House and Texas Senate.
The proud parents of two sons, Tommy and his wife, Marsha, are active community leaders and members of The Woodlands United Methodist Church.
"Texas public schools are charged with educating children to become productive citizens, and were never meant to become or profit from the operation of any hotel or bed-and-breakfast type business. It's ludicrous to think that schools should ever be in this type of business." - Tommy Williams