Eddie Joe Williams

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Eddie Joe Williams
Member of the Arkansas Senate
from the 29th district
In office
January 10, 2011 – November 15, 2017
Preceded byBobby Glover
Succeeded byRicky Hill
Majority Leader of the Arkansas Senate
In office
Succeeded byJim Hendren
Mayor of Cabot, Arkansas
In office
January 1, 2007 – January 1, 2011
Preceded byMickey Stumbaugh
Succeeded byBill Cypert
Personal details
Born (1954-06-26) June 26, 1954 (age 65)
Sheridan, Arkansas
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)DeLona Ruby
ResidenceCabot, Arkansas
OccupationUnion Pacific Railroad, Regional Director of Transportation (retired)
Military service
AllegianceUnited States of America
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1972

Eddie Joe Williams (born June 26, 1954) is a member of the Southern States Energy Board and a Republican. Williams is a former 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 26, 2017, President Donald Trump appointed Williams as his federal representative to the Southern States energy Board.


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  2. ^ Sharp, Elizabeth. "Eddie Joe Williams Cabot mayor making strides in fast-growing city". Arkansas Democrat.
  3. ^ Williams, Eddie Joe. "official site". Archived from the original on July 11, 2011.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 24, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.alec.org/about-alec/state-chairmen/