Congressional candidate Roger Williams announced this morning that he has picked up an endorsement from Gov. Rick Perry in the race for the 25th Congressional District.
Williams, a well-known Weatherford auto dealer with deep local roots who moved to Austin earlier this year, squares off against Wes Riddle, a retired Army officer and Tea Party activist in Gatesville, in the July 31 Republican runoff election.
"I strongly endorse Roger Williams for Congress because I know Roger will truly work to overhaul Washington, D.C.. Washington is broken and needs new people with sound, private sector experience to help bring about limited government, conservative changes for America," Perry said in a statement. "Roger Williams will be a leader to stop Barack Obama's socialist agenda, make Congress abide by the Constitution and develop conservative solutions to help strengthen our economy."
In the May 29 GOP primary election, Williams was the front-runner, with 25 percent of the vote. Riddle edged other competitors to take the No. 2 slot, with 14.56 percent.
The 25th Congressional District, which was dramatically revamped in the latest redistricting process, now stretches from the edges of Tarrant County into Austin.