Black History Month: Top African-American Republicans
Former Texas Railroad commissioner Michael Williams is the first African-American to hold an executive statewide elected position in Texas history. He was appointed to the commission, which actually regulates the state’s oil and natural gas industries, by then-Gov. George W. Bush in 1999, and then was elected to the post 3 times until he resigned in 2011. He is currently running for a House seat in the U.S. Congress.