Eddie Joe Williams
|Eddie Joe Williams|
|Member of the Arkansas Senate
from the 29th district
January 10, 2011
|Preceded by||Bobby Glover|
|Mayor of Cabot, Arkansas|
January 1, 2007 – January 1, 2011
|Preceded by||Mickey Stumbaugh|
|Succeeded by||Bill Cypert|
June 26, 1954 |
|Occupation||Union Pacific Railroad, Regional Director of Transportation (retired)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1972|
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 a mayor. Williams was faced with 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.
- 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.