Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams (R)

Industry
Business Owner, State Government
Education
B.S., Texas Christian University
Spouse
Patty
Committees
Not yet assigned
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Williams owns Roger Williams Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, a new and used car dealership in Fort Worth. He also heads Renzel Boulevard Car Wash and Vestry Corporation, a private investment holdings company. 

  • He served as Texas secretary of state from 2005 to 2007. 

  • Williams was regional finance chairman for then-Gov. George W. Bush in 1994 and 1998; he later served as the North Texas chairman for the Bush/Cheney 2000 campaign. He served as state finance chairman for John Cornyn for U.S. Senate in 2002. 

  • He is a former Texas Christian University baseball coach who played on the Atlanta Braves farm team.

  • He holds stock in Xponential, Southwest Airlines, Walt Disney Company, General Electric, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, First Financial Bankshares, Coach and Target. 

  • Williams’ wife, Patty, works at P.K. Flowers Interiors and is president of their car dealership.

Property

  • Owns a business property in Weatherford valued at $639,810

  • Owns a residential property in Fort Worth valued at $264,100 (held by Jack Williams Chevrolet Inc.)

  • Owns a residential property in Fort Worth valued at $222,400 (held by Jack Williams Chevrolet Inc.)

  • Owns a ranch in Graford, Texas, that is listed as two separate properties, one valued at $526,730 and the other valued at $542,290 (held by Vestry Corporation)

Analysis

  • Williams' top campaign supporters in the last election cycle included Berkshire Hathaway, Moncrief Oil International, Martin Sprocket & Gear, Goff Capital and Classic Chevrolet.

  • He served on the state’s Motor Vehicle Board and on the state’s Special Committee on State Employee Compensation and Benefits. 

  • Williams is on the board of trustees for Texas Christian University, Texas A&M University's Bush School of Government and Public Service, and the Davey O’Brien Foundation. He is also on the board of directors for the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame.