Black History Month: Top African-American Republicans

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  • 020112 politics african american republicans condoleezza rice
  • 081611 politics allen west
  • 020812 politics republicans Michael Williams
  • 020112 politics african american republicans crystal wright
  • 020812 politics republicans Stefani Carter
  • 020812 politics republicans shannon reeves
  • 0211 news clarence thomas
  • 020812 politics republicans lynn swan
  • 0311 celeb word Don King
  • 020812 politics republicans rod paige
  • 020812 politics republicans alan keyes
  • 020812 politics republicans ryan frazier
  • 020812 politics republicans tara wall
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  • 020112 politics african american republicans jennifer carroll
  • 020112 politics african american republicans ron christie
  • 020112 politics african american republicans tim scott
  • 020112 politics african american republicans michael steele
  • 112811 politics on the trail herman cain
  • 020112 politics african american republicans colin powell

Michael Williams

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.

(Photo: REUTERS/Rick Wilking)

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