Gadsden– Citing a desire to continue working to bring jobs and growth to his area, as well as representing the conservative values of local communities, State Senator Phil Williams (R-Rainbow City) announced today that he is a conservative Republican candidate for reelection to District 10 of the Alabama State Senate.
“It has been a great honor to serve the people of Senate District 10 these past few years.” said Williams, “We have accomplished so much of what the people in our communities said they wanted, and my intent is to continue the fight for conservative values and finish what we’ve started. With Barack Obama and the liberals in Washington,D.C.taking our country in the wrong direction, it has never been more important to elect conservatives who will take a stand on behalf of our state. I give my word to the people of Senate District 10 that I will never back down to those attacking our values and our way of life.”
Since being elected to the Senate, Williams has fought for and won a number of conservative battles, including the repeal of the 2007 legislative pay raise, defense of 2nd Amendment rights, the reduction in size of state government, the defense of the unborn, job creation and small business growth legislation, balanced budgets, and the ability of parents to choose the best school for their child’s educational needs. Williams also currently chairs the Senate committee for Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability and was recently appointed as the Vice Chairman for the General Fund which deals with all non-education government budgets. Williams was also named a Rising Star in Alabama politics by YellowhammerPolitics.com.
District 10 currently includes all of Etowah County and the majority of Cherokee County. As a result of reapportionment, the District will expand in the next election to include the current communities plus portions of St. Clair and DeKalb Counties, bringing the total number of constituents to over 130,000. This will mark the first time that District 10 has included four counties.
Williams stated emphatically, “I’m excited about the growth of the District. I travel my current District quite often and have strong relationships throughout. The moment I found out that my territory would expand to include DeKalb and St. Clair Counties I began reaching out to my new communities as well.” Williams added, “I have already spent significant time in the new areas, and I am humbled by the response that I’ve been given in both St. Clair and Dekalb. They will make great additions to the District!”
Outside of the Senate, Phil Williams is an Attorney in Gadsden with his own firm. He is also an Airborne Ranger and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Alabama National Guard. He was awarded two Bronze Star Medals for service in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Williams is married to his wife of 26 years, Charlene Williams, and they have two children, Josh who serves as an Officer in the United States Army and Caitlin who is a senior at Auburn University.
“I’m a believer in service to one’s community,” said Williams, “and the State Senate is an extension of that philosophy. Serving my District as a Senator is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and I look forward to continuing to promote the conservative movement in the years to come.”
Williams was first elected to the Alabama State Senate in 2010.