|Name||Martin E. Williams|
Newport News, Virginia , United States
|| March 05, 1951
|Last Modified||Barack O-blame-a|
Feb 18, 2007 06:56pm
|Info||Marty Williams was first elected to represent Virginia’s 1st Senatorial District in 1995 defeating a longtime incumbent. He was re-elected in 1999 and 2003 without opposition. The 1st Senatorial District is composed of parts of the cities of Newport News and Hampton, all of the city of Poquoson and part of York County. |
Prior to joining the Virginia General Assembly, Senator Williams served on the Newport News City Council for six years and was twice elected Vice-Mayor by his peers.
In the Senate of Virginia, Senator Williams is a member of the Commerce and Labor, Transportation, Rules and Rehabilitation and Social Services Committees. Recognized and a leader in his party, Senator Williams was selected by his fellow Senators to be Chairman of the Senate Committee on Transportation. He also serves as Chairman of the Joint Republican Caucus, representing all elected republicans in the house and senate. Senator Williams is also Chairman of the Hampton Roads Caucus.
His legislative accomplishments have included:
- Creating the first-ever statewide welfare fraud prevention program.
- In 1999, Senator Williams introduced and passed the most significant health care reform in recent history, the PATIENTS BILL OF RIGHTS. (SB 1235)
- In 2002, Senator Williams sponsored and passed legislation that ensured the protection of Virginia state residents from paying fraudulent claims against the Commonwealth of Virginia. (SB 445)
- In 2003, Senator Williams sponsored and passed legislation to simplify the application process for receiving cancer care, allowing Virginia resident’s easier access to their medical needs. (SB 1226)
Senator Williams is a Senior Associate in Business Development with Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., a nationally recognized Environmental Engineering Firm. He is a life-long resident of Newport News.