Voice of the Conservative Vote: Roger Williams
by TexasGOPVote on September 2, 2017 at 12:37 PM
In the United States Congress, Roger Williams represents the 25th congressional district of Texas which stretches from Tarrant County in the north to Hays County in the south and includes much of the Texas Hill Country and Austin.
Williams attended Texas Christian University where he made All-Southwest Conference for baseball and was named to TCU’s All-Decade Team for the 1960s.
After graduating from college, Williams was drafted by the Atlanta Braves and played in their farm system before an injury prematurely ended his sports career and inspired him to become a small business owner and baseball coach at TCU.
Williams was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve as Texas Secretary of State. As Chief Election Officer for Texas, he worked to ensure the uniform application and interpretation of election laws throughout the state. Williams worked tirelessly to promote economic development, investment and job creation in Texas. He also served as the state's Chief Liaison for Texas Border and Mexican Affairs.
Williams served as Regional Finance Chairman for Governor Bush in 1994 and 1998 before serving as the North Texas Chairman for the Bush/ Cheney 2000 campaign. He was later appointed by President George W. Bush to chairman of the Republican National Finance Committee's Eagles Program. Williams served as the North Texas Finance Chairman and National Grassroots Fundraising Chairman for Bush/ Cheney '04, Inc. and also served as State Finance Chair for John Cornyn for U.S. Senate, Inc.
Today, Congressman Williams continues to remain active in fundraising as chairman of the House Conservatives Fund, which helps elect true conservatives to Congress.
As a U.S. Representative of Fort Hood, Williams was instrumental in passing legislation that ensured the victims of the 2009 terrorist attack received the Purple Heart. Williams is also the proud author of a bill that would allow the president to consider former Navy Seal Chris Kyle for the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military honor. Williams has brought with him valuable experience that has made him an effective leader.
In the House of Representatives, Williams has been the voice of business owners across America. Williams has authored a tax reform package called Jumpstart America which will cash flow Main Street American businesses and put people back to work. It has the support of Americans for Tax Reform, former Congressional Budget Office director and economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation chair Don Powell and countless small business owners nationwide.
In the 114th Congress, Williams serves on the Financial Services Committee, including the subcommittees on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, Housing and Insurance and the Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing.
Outside of legislating, Williams’ love of baseball has followed him to the Capitol. Williams is the chair of the bipartisan Congressional Baseball Caucus and coach of the Republican Congressional Baseball Team.