Brian Williams (politician)
|Brian G. Williams|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 41st district
January 3, 2005-December 31, 2010
|Preceded by||Marilyn Slaby|
|Succeeded by||Lynn Slaby|
August 1, 1942 |
|Alma mater||University of Akron|
Life and career
Ohio House of Representatives
When Representative, Bryan C. Williams resigned early to take another job in 2004, Republicans appointed Marilyn Slaby to a potential viable seat for Democrats. Benefitting from name recognition and a potentially good year for Democrats, Williams entered the race. He defeated Slaby by fewer than 1000 votes to take his seat. He won reelection in 2006 easily.
By 2008, Democrats were on the verge of taking over the majority in the Ohio House of Representatives. While the hometown Akron Beacon Journal newspaper supported Williams' opponent Randy Cole, Williams won a third term, as Democrats took control of the majority. Two years later, Republicans took control by ousting thirteen Democrats, including Williams.
With the 2010 cycle, Marilyn Slaby's husband, Lynn Slaby, ran for the seat formerly held by his wife, and challenged Williams. In an overwhelmingly Republican year, Slaby defeated Williams. Following his defeat, Williams retired.