Brian Williams (politician)

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Brian G. Williams
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 41st district
In office
January 3, 2005-December 31, 2010
Preceded by Marilyn Slaby
Succeeded by Lynn Slaby
Personal details
Born (1942-08-01) August 1, 1942 (age 74)
Akron, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Residence Akron, Ohio
Alma mater University of Akron
Profession Educator

Brian G. Williams is a Democratic politician who served in the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 41 from 2005 through 2011.[1]

Life and career[edit]

A former educator and school superintendent, Williams moved to politics after a long career in the Akron City School System.

Ohio House of Representatives[edit]

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.[2]


  1. ^ "Brian G. Williams (D)". Ohio House biography. Ohio House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2010-08-03. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  2. ^ Marotta, Eric (2010-05-09). "Williams to face Slaby in Ohio 41st District". Falls News Press. Retrieved 2011-06-14.