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Burnet businessman & vintner files for Senate District 24


Reed Williams, a fifth-generation Texan, and staunch conservative filed for Texas Senate District 24.
Williams said, "(My) guiding principles are protecting religious institutions, ensuring the sanctity of life, maintaining fiscal responsibility, defending private property rights, preserving our military installations that train and support our brave soldiers, and guaranteeing our Second Amendment rights."
He was born and raised in the district. After graduating from Gatesville High School, Williams received a BA from the University of Texas at Austin. While attending graduate business school at UT Austin, he was commissioned in the Army Reserves, serving in the reserves for eight years. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain.
In 1973, Williams began a 33-year career in the petroleum industry. He held senior officer positions in three Fortune 500 independent refining and marketing companies.
Williams and his wife, Joan, retired to Burnet County in 2006 where they established a vineyard. He has also served two terms on the San Antonio City Council and as a trustee for the San Antonio Water System.
"My guiding objective in the Senate will be to grow jobs in Senate District 24 because stable jobs provide security to our families and allow our communities to prosper," Williams said. He emphasized, "Growing good jobs in our communities requires limiting government regulations, supporting our local public schools, providing necessary infrastructure and attracting investment capital to Senate District 24."