RICHMOND, VA – Delegate Wren Williams (R – Stuart) voted for the passing of a historic Voter-ID law following his campaign promise to secure Virginia’s elections. HB544, which allows Virginia voters to secure their individual votes through opt-in PhotoID, passed the House 51-49, with Williams casting a deciding vote. Williams, who sits on the Committee for Privileges and Elections, had previously supported HB544 through committee.
The passing of HB544 in the Virginia House marks a fulfilled campaign promise for Delegate Williams, who had pledged throughout the campaign to carry and support legislation securing Virginia’s elections. Prior to running for office, Delegate Williams had volunteered for Trump’s legal team to aid the 2020 recount effort in Wisconsin. Williams worked for nearly two months adjudicating ballots on the courtroom floor, where he compiled hard and detailed evidence of fraud and abuse by election officials and party/campaign/community organizers affecting over 200,000 ballots. After the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided to kick the case on a technicality by one vote, Delegate Williams resolved to work on securing elections through the state legislative process. The passage of HB544 through the Virginia House marks the first achievement towards that end.
“A year ago, Election Integrity was a main reason why I decided to run for office,” Williams said. “While I was volunteering in Wisconsin for Trump’s legal team, I saw firsthand how rogue bureaucrats gave a pass to illegal ballot harvesting and committed fraud by illegally curing absentee ballots. Something had to be done, so I ran for office. I promised my constituents that I would fight to stop fraud and safeguard our elections here in Virginia. Passing HB554 in the House is our first big step towards fulfilling that promise.”
“But this is just the beginning. I look forward to passing more election-integrity legislation, which will go even further to secure our elections and assure voters that our democratic system is trustworthy.”
Wren William’s election previously made headlines after his landslide victory over entrenched, 14-year incumbent Charles Poindexter in the 2021 Republican primary. At just 33 years old, Wren Williams is one of the youngest delegates in the Virginia House.
Wren Williams is currently the sitting delegate representing Virginia’s 9th House District, serving on the Committee on Public Safety, Committee on Privileges and Elections, and the Committee on Courts of Justice. Prior to running for the House of Delegates, Wren served as Chairman of the Patrick County Republican Committee, where 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. During the 2020 election, Wren traveled the country to help the Republican National Committee (RNC) and President Trump fight for voter integrity in the courtroom in Wisconsin. Outside of politics, Wren lives in Stuart, Va. with his wife, Britt, where they own and operate Schneider & Williams Law Firm.