|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Carolina's 4th district
January 3, 2019
|Member of the South Carolina Senate|
from the 6th district
November 14, 2016 - November 9, 2018
April 30, 1984
Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.
|Education||George Washington University (BA)|
University of South Carolina (MA, JD)
|Branch/service||South Carolina Air National Guard|
|Years of service||2018-present|
William Richardson Timmons IV (born April 30, 1984) is an American attorney, entrepreneur, and politician from South Carolina. He is the United States representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district. The district is located in the heart of the Upstate and includes Greenville, Spartanburg, and most of those cities' suburbs.
A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Timmons attended George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, where he earned a degree in international affairs and political science. He earned a Juris Doctor and a master's degree in international studies from the University of South Carolina. He is a lifelong member of Christ Church in Greenville, and serves as a first lieutenant in the South Carolina Air National Guard. Timmons is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Cybersecurity at New York University. On July 17, 2019, he married his wife, Sarah, on the balcony of the Capitol. Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina officiated.
Timmons spent four years working for the 13th Circuit solicitor's office. In this role, Timmons focused on serving victims of domestic violence and helped create one central court for all domestic violence cases in Greenville County.
A small business owner, Timmons owns Swamp Rabbit CrossFit and Soul Yoga, and he previously operated the law firm Timmons & Company, LLC.
In 2016, Timmons challenged longtime state senator Mike Fair in the Republican primary for a Greenville-area district. He finished first in the primary with 49.5 percent of the vote, fewer than 100 votes shy of winning the nomination outright. He then defeated Fair in the runoff with 65 percent of the vote, and faced no major-party opposition in the November general election.
Timmons was elected in the 2018 mid-term election to replace retiring Republican incumbent Trey Gowdy in South Carolina's 4th congressional district: his campaign slogan was "Washington is broken." On June 10, 2018, Timmons placed second in a 13-candidate primary-the real contest in this heavily Republican district-receiving 19.2% of the vote. On June 28, 2018, Timmons defeated former state senator Lee Bright in the runoff, receiving 54.2% of the vote to become the Republican nominee. He did not have to give up his state senate seat to run for Congress; South Carolina state senators serve four-year terms that run concurrently with presidential elections.
Timmons went on to face Brandon Brown in the November general election. Timmons defeated Brown, receiving 59.5% of the vote. Timmons became one of the youngest U.S. representatives from South Carolina since 1972.
Timmons was sworn into office on January 3, 2019 in the midst of a government shutdown. He cosponsored legislation to require Congress to balance the budget, defund Planned Parenthood, support Gold Star Families, strengthen national defense, and promote school choice. 
Timmons serves on the Financial Services Committee, where he introduced legislation seeking to counter China's efforts to expand its 5G influence in countries receiving assistance from international financial institutions. He was elected by his classmates to represent the freshman class on the Republican Steering Committee. 
He introduced legislation proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of consecutive terms that a Member of Congress may serve (H.J.Res.86). 
Timmons has shown support for President Donald Trump during the Democratic-controlled house impeachment process, quoted as saying about the whole process, "It is very, very, very broken" (referring to his 2018 campaign slogan "Washington is broken"). He followed that by saying he thought the process would be fair in the Senate and cast the opposition to impeachment as "bipartisan."
|Margin of victory||56,139||23.01|
|Republican||John Marshall Mosser||457||0.68|
|Republican||Justin David Sanders||354||0.53|
|Constitution||Roy G. Magnuson||5,556||14.90|
|South Carolina Senate|
| Member of the South Carolina Senate
from the 6th district
|U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Carolina's 4th congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority