District towns: Watertown, Woodbury
Election history: Williams won a three-way special election in 2003 with 52 percent of the vote to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Republican Brian J. Flaherty.
2008 general election
|Sean J. Williams (R)||9,028||100 percent|
Public financing: Williams did not seek public financing in 2008.
Background: Williams has a conservative voting record on fiscal and business issues, but has been more moderate on social issues. He voted to legalize the medical use of marijuana in 2007 and was one of nine House Republicans to vote in 2009 for a bill codifying in state law a court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
Committees: Commerce, Energy and Technology (ranking member), Insurance
Education: B.A., University of Connecticut
Occupation: Legislator/ consultant
2008 Financial Disclosure: Williams reported wages from QScend Technologies, which sells web services to municipalities, and Westbury Strategies of Oxford, a campaign management consultant.
He owns no real estate and no securities.
Williams filed a confidential addendum listing any debts exceeding $10,000. He declined to release the addendum, as is his choice under the law.
A note on financial disclosure: Every spring, officials are required to disclose the ownership of real estate, the source of any income exceeding $1,000 in the previous calendar year and securities worth more than $5,000.