Rutland County Republicans announced May 19 that Terry Williams is running for U.S. Senate. A resident of Poultney who has been a soldier, farmer and statesman, Williams is an eighth-generation Vermonter. He retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel after serving with the Army and Army National Guard for 35 years as both enlisted and officer ranks including one combat tour in Afghanistan.
Williams has three children and four grandchildren. After retiring, he returned to Poultney and purchased his aunt and uncle’s dairy farm and started Slate Hill Farms LLC, a NOFA certified, organic vegetable farm which he still operates today. Williams has served on the board of directors of the Stone Valley community market and was a member of the Vermont Fresh Network, Rutland Area Farm to Food Link (RAFFL).
As an active, civil servant in his community for many years, Williams has served as town health officer, select board member, and chairman of the town Public Safety Committee; Recently re-elected to another 3-year term on the Poultney Select Board, he is currently serving as the vice chairman, the Poultney Emergency Management Coordinator and as commissioner to the Rutland Regional Planning Commission.
As a veteran, Williams is currently serving on the board of directors of the Dodge House in Rutland and is the Finance officer at the J.Claire Carmody American Legion Post #39 in Poultney. He is a life member of the Disabled Veterans of America (DAV), and is a member of VFW Post 648 in Rutland.
Williams is also an avid outdoorsman, conservationist, and hunter serving as the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Southern Vice-President, a member of the Green Mountain Quarrymen’s Association, Vermont Coverts, Vermont Woodlands Association, the Poultney and Benson Fish & Game Clubs and the Manchester Rod & Gun Club.
Terry Williams’ life has been dedicated to his family, community, state, and nation and he will continue to serve faithfully if elected to the Senate in November.