William Timmons (politician)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Carolina's 4th district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Trey Gowdy|
|Member of the South Carolina Senate|
from the 6th district
November 14, 2016 – November 9, 2018
|Preceded by||Mike Fair|
William Richardson Timmons IV
April 30, 1984
Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.
|Education||George Washington University (BA)|
University of South Carolina (MA, JD)
William Richardson Timmons IV (born April 30, 1984) is an American attorney, entrepreneur, and politician from South Carolina. He is the United States Representative for South Carolina's 4th district. He served as a State Senator in the South Carolina Senate from the 6th district 2016 to 2018. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Early life and education
A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Timmons attended George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, where he earned a degree in international affairs and political science. He earned a Juris Doctor and a master's degree in international studies from the University of South Carolina.
Timmons spent four years working for the 13th Circuit Solicitor's office. He owns Swamp Rabbit CrossFit and Soul Yoga, and he operates the law firm Timmons & Company, LLC.
U.S. House of Representatives
Timmons was elected in the 2018 mid-term election to replace retiring Republican incumbent Trey Gowdy in South Carolina's 4th congressional district. On June 10, 2018, Timmons placed second in a thirteen candidate primary, receiving 19.2% of the vote. On June 28, 2018, Timmons defeated former State Senator Lee Bright in the runoff, receiving 54.2% of the vote to become the Republican nominee.
Timmons went on to face Brandon Brown in the November general election. Timmons defeated Brown, receiving 59.5% of the vote. Timmons became one of the youngest U.S. Representatives from South Carolina since 1972.
|Margin of victory||56,139||23.01%||-13.17%|
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- "Unofficial Results". 2018 Statewide General Elections November 6, 2018. South Carolina Election Commission. November 10, 2018. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
- Congressman William Timmons official U.S. House website
- William Timmons for Congress
- William Timmons at Ballotpedia
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
|South Carolina Senate|
| Member of the South Carolina Senate
from the 6th district
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority
|116th||Senate: L. Graham • T. Scott||House: J. Clyburn • J. Wilson • J. Duncan • T. Rice • R. Norman • J. Cunningham • W. Timmons|