Eddie Joe Williams

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Eddie Joe Williams
Member of the Arkansas Senate
from the 29th district
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Preceded by Bobby Glover
Majority Leader of the Arkansas Senate
In office
Succeeded by Jim Hendren
Mayor of Cabot, Arkansas
In office
January 1, 2007 – January 1, 2011
Preceded by Mickey Stumbaugh
Succeeded by Bill Cypert
Personal details
Born (1954-06-26) June 26, 1954 (age 63)
Sheridan, Arkansas
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) DeLona Ruby
Children Bethany
Residence Cabot, Arkansas
Occupation Union Pacific Railroad, Regional Director of Transportation (retired)
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1972

Eddie Joe Williams (born June 26, 1954) is a Republican member of the Arkansas State Senate for District 29. He was the Senate Majority Leader from 2013 to 2015. Previously, he was the mayor of Cabot, Arkansas.[1]

Williams was born in Sheridan in Grant County, Arkansas. He served in the United States Army and worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for thirty years. He served on the Cabot Planning Commission and the Cabot City Council before he was elected three times as mayor. He faced a $500,000 deficit when he became mayor.[2]

Williams and his wife, DeLona, have four daughters and seven grandchildren.[3]

Williams is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative non-partisan, non-profit legislative association.[4] He and Andrea Lea, the current Arkansas State Auditor, served at one time as the state co-chairmen of the organization.[5] On October 26th, 2017, President Donald Trump appointed Williams as his federal representative to the Southern States energy Board.