Tommy Williams (politician)

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Tommy Williams
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Member of the Texas Senate
from the 4th district
In office
January 2003 October 25, 2013
Preceded by David Bernsen
Succeeded by Brandon Creighton
Member of the TexasHouseofRepresentatives
from the 15th district
In office
January 1997 January 2003
Preceded by Kevin Brady
Succeeded by Rob Eissler
Personal details
Born (1956-12-17) December 17, 1956 (age 64)
Marshall, Harrison County
Texas, USA
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)Marsha
Children2
Residence The Woodlands, Texas
Alma mater Texas A&M University
ProfessionBanker
Website Campaign website
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Thomas David Williams, known as Tommy Williams (born December 17, 1956), [1] is a Republican former member of the Texas Senate, who represented District 4 in The Woodlands in Montgomery County in the Houston suburbs.

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Background

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.) [2]

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. [3]

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. [4]

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.

Election results

Most recent election

2004

Texas general election, 2004: Senate District 3 [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Tommy Williams (Incumbent)176,464100.00+36.47
Majority176,464100.00+72.93
Turnout 176,464+15.30
Republican hold

Previous elections

2002

Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 3 [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Tommy Williams97,23763.53+18.69
Democratic Mike Smith 55,80836.47-18.69
Majority41,42927.07+16.76
Turnout 153,045+10.28
Republican gain from Democratic
Republican primary runoff, 2002: Senate District 3 [7]
CandidateVotes%±
Michael Galloway 5,32046.11+11.32
Tommy Williams6,21853.89+8.69
Majority8980.92
Turnout 11,538
Republican primary, 2002: Senate District 3 [8]
CandidateVotes%±
Martin Basaldua 4,57120.01
Michael Galloway 7,94734.79
Tommy Williams10,32745.20
Turnout 22,845

2000

Texas general election, 2000: House District 15 [9]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Tommy Williams (Incumbent)53,16488.38+18.78
Libertarian Allen Wolf 6,98811.62+11.62
Majority46,17676.77+37.56
Turnout 60,152+63.81
Republican hold

1998

Texas general election, 1998: House District 15 [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Tommy Williams (Incumbent)25,55869.60+0.65
Democratic Larry R. Hickman 11,16330.40-0.65
Majority14,39539.20+1.30
Turnout 36,721-26.11
Republican hold

1996

Texas general election, 1996: House District 15 [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Tommy Williams34,26468.94-31.05
Democratic Peter B. Plotts 15,43131.05+11.03
Majority18,83337.90-62.10
Turnout 49,695+74.34
Republican hold
Republican primary runoff, 1996: House District 15 [12]
CandidateVotes%±
Nelda Luce Blair 3,73340.39+11.37
Tommy Williams5,50959.60+25.38
Majority1,77619.22
Turnout 9,242
Republican primary, 1996: House District 15 [13]
CandidateVotes%±
Jim Alexander2,61320.02
Nelda Luce Blair 3,78829.02
A.R. Mikhail 1,91914.70
A. Neal Sample 2642.02
Tommy Williams4,46834.23
Turnout 13,052

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Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Kevin Brady
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 15  (The Woodlands)

1997–2003
Succeeded by
Rob Eissler
Texas Senate
Preceded by
David Bernsen
Texas State Senator
from  District 4 (The Woodlands)

2003-2014
Succeeded by
Brandon Creighton