William’s Roots to The Republic of Texas
William Negley is a seventh generation Texan whose family has been in Bexar County for more than 180 years. One of William’s earliest ancestors in Texas, Edward Burleson commanded the Volunteer Army of the Republic of Texas, accepted the Mexican surrender at the Siege of Bexar, and later served as Vice President of the Republic of Texas. William’s family also helped establish Hays County, oversee the city planning for San Marcos, and founded San Antonio’s Negley paint company following World War I. His grandfather was a world-record holding sportsman, most famous as the first person to take the African Big Five with a bow and arrow, and all without a backup rifle.
William’s Proven Commitment to Protect America and Serve our Veterans
Following in his family’s history of military service in World War I, World War II, and Vietnam, William joined the Central Intelligence Agency as an undercover intelligence officer. During his seven years of service to our nation, William helped develop counter terrorism operations in South Asia and was stationed in Afghanistan to assist in the location and capture of high-value targets.
While he was serving in Afghanistan, William founded the nonprofit veteran service organization Sound Off, to connect veterans with counselors and peers who could assist with PTSD and the transition to civilian life after military service. Over the last five years, he has worked tirelessly to bring about much needed change in the way our country supports veterans’ and service members’ mental health.
A lifelong Republican, William has worked, volunteered, or supported numerous Republican campaigns. He believes in greatly limiting the power of the federal government to interfere with our lives, businesses, and communities. He understands all-too-well the threats directed against our nation from oppressive dictators, hostile regimes, and radical Islamic terrorists Hell bent on destroying America and all that we stand for. In Congress, he will be a tireless voice for stronger national security that includes: more armed forces personnel, better weaponry, enhanced intelligence services, secure borders, greatly improved cyber protection, missile defense, and, of course, a significant upgrade of our services for veterans.
Devoted Family Man
A proud husband and father, William has been married to Kelly, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, for three years and they are the loving parents of 11-month old Mabel. William is an avid hunter, real estate investor, collector of passports and has recently mastered changing Mabel’s diapers.