Tommy Williams (politician)

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Tommy Williams
Member of the Texas Senate
from the 4th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2003
Preceded by David Bernsen
Texas State Representative from Districe 15 (The Woodlands)
In office
1997–2003
Preceded by Kevin Brady
Succeeded by Rob Eissler
Personal details
Born (1956-12-17) December 17, 1956 (age 57)
Marshall, Harrison County
Texas, USA
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marsha
Children 2
Residence The Woodlands, Texas
Alma mater Texas A&M University
Profession Banker
Religion United Methodist
Website Campaign website
Williams Tommy Williams on Facebook
Tommy Williams on Twitter

Thomas David “Tommy” Williams (born December 17, 1956)[1] is a Republican former member of the Texas Senate representing District 4 in The Woodlands in Montgomery County in the Houston suburbs.

After more than ten years in office, Williams, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, was in October 2013 in the process of resigning, to accept a government relations position at his alma mater, Texas A&M University in College Station. On October 3, Williams confirmed that he would not run again in the Republican primary election scheduled for March 4, 2014.[2]

Williams previously served three terms from 1997 to 2003 in the Texas House of Representatives. Williams has served as president of Woodforest Financial Services, an affiliate of Woodforest National Bank. Williams started his new position at Texas A&M on December 2, 2013.[3]

Among those seeking to fill Williams' Senate seat are neighboring State Representatives Steve Toth of District 15 in The Woodlands and Brandon Creighton of District 16 in Conroe, both of Montgomery County.

Election results[edit]

Most recent election[edit]

2004[edit]

Texas general election, 2004: Senate District 3[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tommy Williams (Incumbent) 176,464 100.00 +36.47
Majority 176,464 100.00 +72.93
Turnout 176,464 +15.30
Republican hold

Previous elections[edit]

2002[edit]

Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 3[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tommy Williams 97,237 63.53 +18.69
Democratic Mike Smith 55,808 36.47 -18.69
Majority 41,429 27.07 +16.76
Turnout 153,045 +10.28
Republican gain from Democratic
Republican primary runoff, 2002: Senate District 3[6]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Michael Galloway 5,320 46.11 +11.32
Tommy Williams 6,218 53.89 +8.69
Majority 898 0.92
Turnout 11,538
Republican primary, 2002: Senate District 3[7]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Martin Basaldua 4,571 20.01
Michael Galloway 7,947 34.79
Tommy Williams 10,327 45.20
Turnout 22,845

2000[edit]

Texas general election, 2000: House District 15[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tommy Williams (Incumbent) 53,164 88.38 +18.78
Libertarian Allen Wolf 6,988 11.62 +11.62
Majority 46,176 76.77 +37.56
Turnout 60,152 +63.81
Republican hold

1998[edit]

Texas general election, 1998: House District 15[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tommy Williams (Incumbent) 25,558 69.60 +0.65
Democratic Larry R. Hickman 11,163 30.40 -0.65
Majority 14,395 39.20 +1.30
Turnout 36,721 -26.11
Republican hold

1996[edit]

Texas general election, 1996: House District 15[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tommy Williams 34,264 68.94 -31.05
Democratic Peter B. Plotts 15,431 31.05 +11.03
Majority 18,833 37.90 -62.10
Turnout 49,695 +74.34
Republican hold
Republican primary runoff, 1996: House District 15[11]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Nelda Luce Blair 3,733 40.39 +11.37
Tommy Williams 5,509 59.60 +25.38
Majority 1,776 19.22
Turnout 9,242
Republican primary, 1996: House District 15[12]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Jim Alexander 2,613 20.02
Nelda Luce Blair 3,788 29.02
A.R. Mikhail 1,919 14.70
A. Neal Sample 264 2.02
Tommy Williams 4,468 34.23
Turnout 13,052

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office of the Secretary of State (Texas) (September 13, 2002). "State Senate Candidates for 2002 General Election". Retrieved December 26, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Allen Reed, Texas Sen. Tommy Williams to leave Senate; may take job at Texas A&M University System, October 4, 2013". Bryan-College Station Eagle. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ Stewart, Katy. Retired state senator joins Texas A&M leadership, Houston Business Journal, November 1, 2013.
  4. ^ "2004 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved January 2, 2007. 
  5. ^ "2002 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved January 2, 2007. 
  6. ^ "2002 Republican Party Primary Runoff Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved January 2, 2007. 
  7. ^ "2002 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved January 2, 2007. 
  8. ^ "2000 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved January 2, 2007. 
  9. ^ "1998 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved January 2, 2007. 
  10. ^ "1996 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved January 2, 2007. 
  11. ^ "1996 Republican Party Primary Runoff Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved January 2, 2007. 
  12. ^ "1996 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved January 2, 2007. 

External links[edit]

Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Kevin Brady
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 15 (The Woodlands)

1997–2003
Succeeded by
Rob Eissler
Texas Senate
Preceded by
David Bernsen
Texas State Senator
from District 4 (The Woodlands)

2003 – present
Incumbent