Brandon Williams
Rep. Brandon Williams official photo.jpg
Official portrait, 2022
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03)
Preceded byClaudia Tenney (redistricting)
Personal details
Born (1967-05-22) May 22, 1967 (age 55)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationPepperdine University (BA)
University of Pennsylvania (MBA)
WebsiteHouse website
Military service
Branch/service United States Navy

Brandon McDonald Williams (born May 22, 1967)[1] is an American politician and businessman serving as the U.S. representative for New York's 22nd congressional district since 2023.[2]

Early life and career

Williams was born in Dallas, Texas, and moved to New York in 2010.[3] He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts from Pepperdine University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.[4]

Williams served in the United States Navy as a nuclear submarine officer and separated as a lieutenant. A businessman, he is the co-founder of, a software company based in San Mateo, California.[5]

U.S. House of Representatives

2022 election

Main article: 2022 United States House of Representatives elections in New York § District 22

On January 14, 2022, incumbent U.S. Representative John Katko announced that he would not seek reelection in 2022, creating a vacancy. But in early 2022, Katko's district, along with multiple other districts in the state, was subject to redistricting. This pushed Katko's district into district 22, then represented by Claudia Tenney, whose district was also redistricted. Tenney ran in her new district and won.

In the general election, Williams narrowly defeated Democratic nominee Francis Conole, a fellow Navy member.[6]

Political positions

Gun rights

Williams opposes red flag laws, calling them a violation of the Constitution and abuse of government authority.[7]

Personal life

Williams resides in Sennett, New York, and also owns a bee farm near Skaneateles with his wife, Stephanie.[4]


  1. ^ "New York New Members 2023". November 17, 2022. Retrieved November 18, 2022.
  2. ^ "Alert: Republican Brandon Williams wins election to U.S. House in New York's 22nd Congressional District". SFGATE. November 15, 2022.
  3. ^ "Brandon Williams wins GOP primary in CNY House seat to succeed Katko".
  4. ^ a b Weiner, Mark (February 23, 2022). "GOP tech entrepreneur enters race for John Katko's seat in Congress". syracuse.
  5. ^ Weiner, Mark (October 28, 2022). "Meet Brandon Williams: An outsider fights for Central NY seat in Congress". syracuse. Retrieved November 15, 2022.
  6. ^ "New York 22nd Congressional District Election Results". The New York Times. November 8, 2022. Retrieved December 5, 2022.
  7. ^ GOP Candidate for Congress NY22 Brandon Williams Reacts to Federal Gun Control Package, retrieved February 12, 2023