|Member of the Texas Senate |
from the 4th district
January 2003 –October 25, 2013
|Preceded by||David Bernsen|
|Succeeded by||Brandon Creighton|
|Member of the TexasHouseofRepresentatives |
from the 15th district
January 1997 –January 2003
|Preceded by||Kevin Brady|
|Succeeded by||Rob Eissler|
|Born||December 17, 1956|
Marshall, Harrison County
|Residence||The Woodlands, Texas|
|Alma mater||Texas A&M University|
|Website|| Campaign website |
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Thomas David Williams, known as Tommy Williams (born December 17, 1956),is a Republican former member of the Texas Senate, who represented District 4 in The Woodlands in Montgomery County in the Houston suburbs.
Williams was first elected to the Texas Senate in 2002, after incumbent District 4 Senator David Bernsen, a Democrat, declined to seek re-election after redistricting changed the composition of the district. (Bernsen instead ran unsuccessfully for Texas Land Commissioner, losing that race to Jerry E. Patterson.)
After more than ten years in office, Williams, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, was in October 2013 in the process of resigning, to accept a government relations position at his alma mater, Texas A&M University in College Station. On October 3, Williams confirmed that he would not run again in the Republican primary election scheduled for March 4, 2014.
Williams previously served three terms from 1997 to 2003 in the Texas House of Representatives. Williams has served as president of Woodforest Financial Services, an affiliate of Woodforest National Bank. Williams started his new position at Texas A&M on December 2, 2013.
Among those seeking to fill Williams' Senate seat were neighboring State Representatives Steve Toth of District 15 in The Woodlands and Brandon Creighton of District 16 in Conroe, both of Montgomery County. Creighton defeated Toth in a runoff election to claim the seat.
|Republican||Tommy Williams (Incumbent)||176,464||100.00||+36.47|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
|Republican||Tommy Williams (Incumbent)||53,164||88.38||+18.78|
|Republican||Tommy Williams (Incumbent)||25,558||69.60||+0.65|
|Democratic||Larry R. Hickman||11,163||30.40||-0.65|
|Democratic||Peter B. Plotts||15,431||31.05||+11.03|
|Nelda Luce Blair||3,733||40.39||+11.37|
|✓||Nelda Luce Blair||3,788||29.02|
|A. Neal Sample||264||2.02|
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|Texas House of Representatives|
| Member of the Texas House of Representatives |
from District 15 (The Woodlands)
| Texas State Senator |
from District 4 (The Woodlands)