A Florida A&M Alumnus is making plans to make strides in the Florida House of Representatives.
Democratic House member, Rep. Alan Williams, D-Tallahassee, has filed to officially run for Leon County Supervisor of Elections in 2016.
"Rep. Alan Williams is an extremely passionate and capable leader that does a lot for this community and has represented us well at the state legislature and I’m looking forward to what he plans to offer as supervisor of elections it’s an important job. Given His experience in legislature working on voting rights issues and access issues to the ballot box so it would be important to have a person in that role that understands the climate here in Florida and he’s going to be courageous enough to push back against some of the voter suppression tactics that we’ve seen at the state level," Gilliam said.
Williams is a Tallahassee native, and a 1993 graduate from Rickards High School. He earned his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees in Business Administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
Rep. Williams is a member of the Florida House of Representatives representing the eighth district.
Williams, 40, is looking to bring balance to the elections in ensuring that every vote be counted properly.
“I believe that in Leon County we want to continue the opportunities we’ve been given from our current elections office to make sure that we have fair and open elections no matter your political persuasion or party affiliation. I’m going to take my leadership skills that I’ve been able to hone in the legislature and bring that to the supervisor of elections office”, Alan Williams said.
Williams' announcement comes as he is reaching the term limit of his current legislative seat. Also, the current supervisor of Elections, Ion Sancho, is preparing for retirement.
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