Mark Williams Ends His Political Career

It was a heated campaign for Republican State Representative, District 7. Mark Williams will be remembered for his ads that attacked his opponent, Tommy Merritt's voting record and other issues. Last night, Williams appeared before his family and friends, who waited patiently for the results at a watch party, and thanked his supporters.

"We're certainly disappointed with the results and that's what counts," said Mark Williams, Republican candidate for State Representative, District 7. "We'll sort all that out later you know exactly what we did right and what we did wrong, but it was our obligation as a challenger to put the record of the incumbent out there before the voters and we did that and they made their choice tonight for Tommy Merritt." Williams says he has no plans to run for political office in the future.

Molly Reuter, reporting.