Eddie Joe Williams
Eddie Joe Williams
|Member of the Arkansas Senate|
from the 29th district
January 10, 2011 – November 15, 2017
|Preceded by||Bobby Glover|
|Succeeded by||Ricky Hill|
|Majority Leader of the Arkansas Senate|
|Succeeded by||Jim Hendren|
|Mayor of Cabot, Arkansas|
January 1, 2007 – January 1, 2011
|Preceded by||Mickey Stumbaugh|
|Succeeded by||Bill Cypert|
|Born||June 26, 1954|
|Occupation||Union Pacific Railroad, Regional Director of Transportation (retired)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1972|
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.
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.
Williams and his wife, DeLona, have four daughters and seven grandchildren.
Williams is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative non-partisan, non-profit legislative association. He and Andrea Lea, the current Arkansas State Auditor, served at one time as the state co-chairmen of the organization. On October 26, 2017, President Donald Trump appointed Williams as his federal representative to the Southern States energy Board.
- Sharp, Elizabeth. "Eddie Joe Williams Cabot mayor making strides in fast-growing city". Arkansas Democrat.
- Williams, Eddie Joe. "official site". Archived from the original on July 11, 2011.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 24, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)