By The Hill Staff - 11/14/12 12:33 AM EST
Rep.-elect Roger Williams (D-Texas-25)
Date of birth: 1949
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
Residence: Weatherford, Texas
Education: B.A., Texas Christian University
Previous offices held: Texas Secretary of State, 2005-2007
Family: Wife, Patty; two children
Republican Roger Williams ran against President Obama more than Democratic opponent Elaine Henderson, and the strategy paid off on Election Day.
Williams won by saying he wouldn’t let Obama change the United State into a nation “of takers” rather than “makers” and was critical of the president’s tax plan and healthcare law.
He had considered running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) but decided to run for the House instead.
Williams has done his part for Texas Republicans. He was a major advocate and campaigner for former President George W. Bush and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas).
He also serves on the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Board of Directors in a state where football is a way of life.
In college, Williams played baseball for Texas Christian University and tried to play professionally for the Atlanta Braves. When that didn’t work out, he joined his father in a family car dealership.