Roger Williams, former Secretary of State and current candidate for U.S. Senate, will be the keynote speaker at the monthly meeting of the Denton County Republican Party this Thursday, January 21.
The meeting will be at 7:00 p.m., in the 2nd floor Community Room of Medical Center of Lewisville, located at the southeast corner of I-35 E and Main Street in Lewisville.
At 6:00 p.m., there will be a social hour for meeting attendees hosted by Justice of the Peace, James DePiazza, immediately prior to the business meeting at 7 p.m. Both the social hour and the meeting are open to all interested Republicans.
Roger Williams was sworn in as Texas’ 105th Secretary of State on February 8, 2005. 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.
Williams served as Regional Finance Chairman for Governor Bush in 1994 and 1998 before he went on to later serve as the North Texas Chairman for the Bush/Cheney 2000 campaign as well as the North Texas Finance Chairman and National Grassroots Fundraising Chairman for Bush/Cheney ’04. 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. Most recently, Williams served as the Chairman of Texas Victory 2008, a statewide effort to elect Republican candidates.
Roger Williams’ civic activities include serving on the Board of Trustees for the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University as well as serving as a member of the Texas Christian University Board of Trustees, his alma mater. He also serves on the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Board of Directors as well as serving on the Admiral Nimitz Foundation Board of Directors in Fredericksburg, Texas and the USS Fort Worth Steering Committee.
Williams has been a small business owner in Fort Worth and Weatherford, TX for 37 years. He and his wife, Patty, currently reside in Weatherford and have two daughters.