Tommie Williams, a Republican, was first elected to the State Senate for Georgia’s 19th District in 1998. Sen. Williams represents Appling, Jeff Davis, Long, Montgomery, Teflair, Toombs, Truetlen, Wayne and Wheeler counties and portions of Liberty and Tattnall counties.
Sen. Williams is the chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. He also sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee, and the Senate Natural Resources and the Environment Committee.
Sen. Williams began his working life as a Toombs County onion farmer. He has been a public school teacher, earning his Bachelor degree at the University of Georgia and his Masters in Education at Georgia Southern University. He has also served with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board as a missionary to China, Israel, and Belize. Sen. Williams is currently a tree and olive farmer in Toombs county.
Sen. Williams serves on the Board of the Altamaha Bank of Vidalia. He and his wife Stephanie have a daughter Emma, who was born the first day of the 2005 Legislative Session, a son Jack who was born in May of 2007 and Stephanie’s daughter Madison.
Since serving in the Senate, he’s been awarded a perfect score from the National Federation of Independent Businesses for his voting record supporting small business owners, has received an A+ endorsement from the NRA and has been endorsed by Georgia Right to Life.
Sen. Williams and his family attend First Baptist Church in Lyons, GA.