In the United States Congress, Roger Williams represents the 25th congressional district of Texas which stretches from Tarrant County in the north to Hays County in the south and includes much of the Texas Hill Country and Austin.
As the Representative for most of Fort Hood, Williams was instrumental in passing legislation that ensured the victims of the 2009 attack received the Purple Heart. Williams is also the proud author of a bill that would allow the president to consider former Navy Seal Chris Kyle for the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military honor. While relatively new to Congress, Williams has brought with him valuable experience that has helped him be an effective leader and legislator.
Williams was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve as Texas Secretary of State. As Chief Election Officer for Texas, he worked to ensure the uniform application and interpretation of election laws throughout the state. Williams 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.
Williams served as Regional Finance Chairman for Governor Bush in 1994 and 1998 before serving as the North Texas Chairman for the Bush/ Cheney 2000 campaign. He was later appointed by President George W. Bush to Chairman of the Republican National Finance Committee's Eagles Program. Williams served as the North Texas Finance Chairman and National Grassroots Fundraising Chairman for Bush/ Cheney '04, Inc. and also served as State Finance Chair for John Cornyn for U.S. Senate, Inc. Today, Congressman Williams continues to remain active in fundraising as chairman of the House Conservatives Fund, which helps elect true conservatives to Congress.
Williams was raised in the Fort Worth area and attended Texas Christian University where he was a member of the baseball team.
After graduating from college, Williams was drafted by the Atlanta Braves and played in their farm system before an injury ended his sports career. It was then when he decided to trade in his baseball uniform for a suit and tie and begin a new career as a second generation business owner while also coaching at TCU. More than forty years later, Williams still owns and operates his car dealership. He is also the coach for the Republican Congressional Baseball Team which holds an annual game for charity at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.
In the House of Representatives, Williams has been the voice of business owners across America. Williams has authored legislation to roll back bureaucratic red tape, reduce costly regulations and reform the U.S. tax code to cash flow American businesses and put people back to work. In the 114th Congress, Williams serves on the coveted Financial Services Committee, including the subcommittees on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, Housing and Insurance and the Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing.