Brownsdale farmer to run for U.S. House

Published 1:01 pm Sunday, June 5, 2016

After unsuccessfully campaigning to be a U.S. Senator several times before, Steve Williams is ready to give the other side of Congress a try.



Williams officially filed to run for the U.S. representative of District 1 seat on May 31.

“There are some serious issues that our nation needs to address that aren’t being [discussed],” he said.

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Williams previously ran to be a senator in 2006, 2008 and 2012. In his 2012 campaign, he beat out two other candidates to win the Independent Party’s endorsement.

For this upcoming election, however, he will run as a Republican. The key issues he wants to focus on include: health care, the economy and the environment.

He also notes that a lot of these topics were issues in previous elections, but still have yet to be resolved.

“These issues are still there,” Williams said. “If anything, they’re becoming worse.”

Williams encourages people to watch Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address to the nation because he believes it speaks to the issues the country still faces today.

“Hopefully we might listen to him now,” Williams said.

The 60-year-old has worked at his farm, Honey Tree Farm, in rural Austin for over 35 years. He spends his free time as a naturalist; he likes to bird watch, take photos of nature, and stay active by biking and skiing as well. Williams describes himself as “a tree-hugging Republican.”

Him and his wife, Bonnie, have four children and three grandchildren.