Attorney and former Patrick County GOP Chairman Wren Williams announced Wednesday that he will challenge incumbent Del. Charles Poindexter, R-Glade Hill, in the June primary.
Williams said he decided to throw his hat in the ring because “I’m tired of is losing jobs, opportunities, financing and even our retirees” who move out of the district to be closer to their children.
“People are frustrated” and many in the district encouraged Williams to seek the post, starting with the previous election cycle.
At the time, Williams said he decided to wait until he gained additional experience – something that he has accomplished in a number of ways, including serving as GOP chairman in Patrick County and also traveling to Wisconsin to work on alleged election fraud.
With those experiences and more, “I feel like I have gotten the experience I need. I am capable, willing and able” to “jump into the pit and fight for us,” Williams said, and added that he is willing to learn anything that he doesn’t know.
Williams, 32, is from Stuart, “but I will represent the entire 9th District, not only” Patrick County, he said, and noted the district also includes Henry and Franklin counties.
“I am running to represent the 9th district because for too long, career politicians have forgotten about our community and we continue to lose. Liberals in Richmond have trampled on our God-given, Constitutional rights, and in the Legislature, I will bring a new energy and fresh perspective to fighting for Southwest, Southside, and our conservative values,” he said.
Williams is an Eagle Scout and the owner of Schneider & Williams Law Firm, along with his wife, Britt. Williams’ family has deep roots in Patrick County and the community. He and his family have run several successful businesses, including Ten Oaks Flooring, and have employed thousands of people in Southwest and Southside.
Williams graduated from Patrick County High School and went on to attend Hampden-Sydney College as a Patrick Henry Scholar. Following graduation, he attended Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law where he met his wife. After Law School, Williams returned to his hometown to practice law and serve his community.
Williams has been active in conservative politics from a young age and served as the Republican Chair of Patrick County from 2018 to 2021. During his time as Patrick County Republican Chairman, he increased membership, helped flip the board of supervisors to Republican control, and raised money to make Patrick County one of the most active Republican Committees in the Commonwealth earning the Republican Party of Virginia’s “Unit of the Year” award.
Williams recently stepped down from that post to concentrate his efforts on the campaign.
During the 2020 election, Williams traveled the country to help the Republican National Committee (RNC) and President Trump fight for voter integrity in the courtroom in Wisconsin.
Williams lives in Stuart, Virginia with his wife, Britt, and their chocolate lab, Mousse, and Golden Retriever, Skip.
For more information, visit https://wrenwilliamsva.com/.