Phil Williams (Alabama representative)

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Phil Williams
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 6th district
Assumed office
2009
Personal details
BornGrassy, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Lisa Williams
ProfessionEntrepreneur

Phil Williams is an American politician. He is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives from the 6th District, serving since 2009. He graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a degree in international business.[1]

Williams first won his seat in the Alabama House of Representatives in the 2009 special election for House District 6 after incumbent Sue Schmitz was found guilty on three counts of federal mail fraud and four counts of fraud involving a program receiving federal funds.[2][3]

In 2015, in the wake of Mike Hubbard's indictment on charges of corruption, Williams unsuccessfully ran for Speaker of the Alabama House.[4][5]

On August 23, 2017, Williams announced he would seek the Republican nomination for Alabama State Senate District 2 in the 2018 election after being encouraged to run by incumbent Senator Bill Holtzclaw.[6] The primary election will be held June 5, 2018.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phil Williams (Alabama House of Representatives)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  2. ^ "Sue Schmitz". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  3. ^ "Phil Williams Announces Candidacy for State Senate". Yellowhammer News. 2017-08-23. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  4. ^ Posted 5:49 pm, January 11, 2016, by Brian Lawson (2016-01-11). "Phil Williams is bidding to replace embattled Mike Hubbard as Alabama House Speaker". WHNT.com. Retrieved 2017-08-27.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "Rep. Phil Williams says he will challenge Speaker Mike Hubbard for top job". AL.com. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  6. ^ "State rep to seek Senate seat representing Limestone, Madison | Limestone County". decaturdaily.com. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  7. ^ Posted 9:25 am, August 23, 2017, by David Kumbroch (2017-08-23). "Rep. Phil Williams will run for Sen. Holtzclaw's state senate seat". WHNT.com. Retrieved 2017-08-27.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)