Roger Williams represents the 25th District of Texas in the United States Congress, a district that stretches from Tarrant County in the North to Hays County in the South and includes much of Austin and the Texas Hill Country.
Prior to his election in November 2012, Congressman Williams served his country in a number of ways, and he brings a unique background to Congress. Congressman Williams was raised in the Fort Worth area, where he graduated from high school and then attended Texas Christian University where he was a member of the baseball team.
After graduating from college, Congressman Williams was drafted by the Atlanta Braves. He played in their farm system before an injury ended his sports career. It was then that he began his business career by working in the family car business which he has owned and operated for more than 40 years.
Congressman Williams was elected to his first term to Congress in November 2012 and was selected to serve on the House Committee on the Budget and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
In the House of Representatives, Williams has been the voice of business owners across America and has championed legislation to roll back bureaucratic red tape and onerous regulations, streamline Medicare payment processing and eliminate unfair taxation. On June 9, 2014, Congressman Williams’ bill to dedicate and rename the Post Office facility in Burleson, TX, after a fallen hometown hero, Sgt. William R. Moody, was signed into law.
Prior to serving in the U.S. Congress, Williams was involved both civically and politically. He 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. Congressman Williams served 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.
In 2005, Governor Rick Perry appointed Congressman Williams 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. Congressman 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 as well as Chair of the state's 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Response Strike Force.
Last year, Congressman Williams was elected to a second term. In the 114th Congress he will serve on the House Financial Services Committee.