Stuart, VA – Tonight, the Legislative District Committee for House District 47 met and voted unanimously for a state-run primary as the method of nomination. Represented counties at the meeting were Carroll, Floyd, Henry, and Patrick. Galax City, representing 6% of the weighted vote, was absent.

The following statement can be attributed to Del. Wren Williams:

“This is a big win for the Republican voters of our district,” Williams said. “Republicans everywhere will be able to cast their ballots freely for their preferred candidate for delegate at their local precincts. They won’t have to jump through arbitrary hoops to have their voice heard.”

“I thank the Legislative District Committee for their unanimous decision to have a state-run primary for the good of our party. I am looking forward to sharing with the voters about my track record as a proven conservative leader, and why I am the best candidate to represent them.”


Wren Williams is currently the sitting delegate representing Virginia’s 9th House District, serving on the Committees on Public Safety, Privileges and Elections, and Courts of Justice. Since redistricting, Williams is running for re-election in Virginia’s new 47th House District. Prior to his election as delegate, Williams served as chairman of the Patrick County Republican Committee (PCRC), where he flipped the board of supervisors and school board to Republican control, 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 election integrity in the courtroom in Wisconsin. In 2021, Williams made headlines when he challenged and defeated a 14-year incumbent by 26 points in the Republican Primary. Outside of politics, Wren lives in Stuart, VA with his wife, Britt, where they own and operate Schneider & Williams Law Firm.