Roger Williams isn't just running for Congress; he's running to stop the Obama Economy.
As a small business owner, Roger understands that the Obama administration has a deliberate plan to transform our nation from one of makers to one of takers. In his small business, Roger has had to deal with impact of Obama's plan to make businesses more dependent on the government, including high taxes, rising energy prices and soaring health care costs.
Roger is running for the Congress not to be something, but to do something. He wants to use his business experience to create economic jobs and growth. And he wants to provide real leadership for our country in these challenging times.
Roger Williams was sworn in as Texas’ 105th Secretary of State on February 8, 2005. As Chief Election Officer for Texas, Secretary Williams worked to ensure the uniform application and interpretation of election laws throughout the state. The Secretary worked tirelessly to promote economic development, investment and job creation in Texas. He also served as the state’s Chief Liaison for Texas Border and Mexican Affairs as well as Chair of the state’s 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Response Strike Force.
Rogers’ passion for principled, conservative leadership has led him to assist the political efforts of Republican candidates from the White House to the county courthouse. He served as Regional Finance Chairman for Governor Bush in 1994 and 1998 before he went on to later serve as the North Texas Chairman for the Bush/Cheney 2000 campaign as well as the North Texas Finance Chairman and National Grassroots Fundraising Chairman for Bush/Cheney ’04, Inc. Williams was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001 as the Chairman of the Republican National Finance Committee’s Eagles Program. He has also served as State Finance Chair for John Cornyn for U.S. Senate, Inc., in 2002 and as the National Director of the "Patriots" program for Senator Cornyn.
Roger Williams’ civic activities include serving on the Board of Trustees for the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Williams is also a member of the Texas Christian University Board of Trustees, his alma mater. He also serves on the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Board of Directors as well as serving on the Admiral Nimitz Foundation Board of Directors in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Roger has been a small business owner in Texas for over 39 years. He and his wife, Patty, have two adult daughters.