The first thing an employer considers when hiring a candidate for a job is a person’s resume. They look at their qualifications…are they qualified for the position? Do they have experience to lend to move the company forward? Do they have the education required for the position? Once they decide that candidate meets the qualifications, they call or meet with them for an interview. They get to know the personality of the candidate, their values, moral compass and work ethic. All these things must be considered before hiring someone.
It is the same for a political candidate. The people of the community – the voters – are hiring them for their elected position. The standards are the same – elevated even. When we hire people to be in charge of a multi-million-dollar budget, a staff of hundreds of people counting on a paycheck and making the best decisions for our money, we should look at their compilation and resume as well.
We reached out to both political candidates vying for District 4 county commissioner for their resumes. Dave Piech was happy to send his. Our requests to Rob Williamson went without a response. Therefore, we have to piece his together from what we know from public records.
Owns a home in Holley by the Sea
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science in Engineering and Environmental Management
Masters in Strategic Studies
- April 1990 – May 1993, Civil Engineer; 22d Civil Engineer Squadron, March AFB, CA
- May 1993 – September 1994, Graduate Student, Graduate Engineering & Environmental Management Program, AFIT, WPAFB, OH
- September 1994 – July 1999, Chief, Pollution Prevention; Deputy Chief Readiness Flight; Readiness Flight Commander; Chief, Maintenance Engineering; Operations Flight Commander; 3rd Civil Engineer Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, AK
- July 1999 – April 2000, Officer In Charge, Civic Action Team 99-03, Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia
- April 2000 – October 2000, Chief, Maintenance Engineering, 3rd Civil Engineer Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, AK
- October 2000 – May 2003, Program Manager; Executive Officer, Directorate of Civil Engineering, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, IL
- May 2003 – July 2005, Civil Engineer Program Analyst, Programs Division, Office of The Civil Engineer, Headquarters United States Air Force, Washington DC
- July 2005 – March 2007, Commander, 92d Civil Engineer Squadron, Fairchild AFB WA (Jan – May 2006, Commander, 447th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, Baghdad International Airport, Iraq)
- March 2007- July 2009, Commander, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, Vandenberg AFB CA
- July 2009 – May 2010, Student, Air War College Class 2010, Maxwell AFB, AL
- June 2010 – June 2011, Chief, Readiness Support Division, HQ AFCESA, Tyndall AFB, FL
- June 2011 – July 2013, Commander, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group, Cannon AFB, NM
- July 13 – Present, Director, Installations & Mission Support, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, FL
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with silver and bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Award – 2 devices
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award – 3 devices
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award – 1 device
National Defense Service Medal – 1 device
Iraq Campaign Ribbon – 1 device
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Rents a home in Holley by the Sea
Bachelor of Science in Sociology
- 1991, court action against Robert E. Williamson in Tallahassee for auto negligence. The court ordered a default judgment against him Feb. 25, 1991.
- 2000 – March: Purchased three lots on 399 (East Bay Boulevard) – not waterfront – in the name of “Trees Plus” (Rob Williamson Company) for $133,000.
- 2004 – Purchased a home on Copper Reef in Navarre securing a mortgage for $129,000. Several months later he secured a home equity loan for $27,900. A few months later in January 2005 the property was sold for $223,000 and both mortgages were satisfied.
- 2005 – Jan. 31 he secured three loans for two properties on Frontera Street in Navarre totaling $205,000. Those properties were later sold and the loans were satisfied.
- 2005 – March, registered a company named RAAW Investments.
- 2005 – March, secured a mortgage (RAAW Investments) for the three lots on East Bay Boulevard that he purchased in 2000. He secured a loan on those lots for $528,000 – basically buying his lots from himself for almost $400,000 more than he originally paid for them. This loan was never repaid and was ultimately included in his personal bankruptcy filing in 2011. After the bankruptcy was discharged the properties were foreclosed on and sold by the bank (2013)
- 2006 – May, purchased a home on Old Bagdad Road for $230,000. Secured a mortgage for $184,000. In June he secured a mortgage from AmSouth Bank for Old Bagdad Highway for $61,000. These loans were also included in the 2011 bankruptcy and were foreclosed on and sold by the bank.
- 2011 – July, filed Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy for $958,200 including:
$190,000 Old Bagdad Highway property mortgage
$15,674 Auto loan for BMW X5
$45,405.32 Auto loan for 2008 Ford F350
$43,834 Old Bagdad Highway second mortgage
$800 American Express
$25,000 First Florida Capital
$5,000 Larry Seale
$587,472.93 Regions Bank (East Bay Blvd properties)
$29,017 Regions Bank equipment lease
9. 2013 – March 6 – Rob Williamson is sued under the Fair Labor Standards Act for failure to pay employees for their work. The case was adjudicated for Williamson to pay the employees, some of whom he still owed as of 2016.
10. 2013 – July 11 – Rob Williamson filed to run for District 4 County Commissioner.
11. 2014 – Files Form 6 with the Supervisor of Elections indicating his net worth is $183,641.
To be continued …
Sources: Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser’s Office, Santa Rosa County Clerk of Court, Pacer, Supervisor of Elections Office, Leon County Clerk of Court, Sunbiz.org,
David Piech provided his information as requested.