Rep. Alan Williams is terming out

Courtesy of Rattler Nation

This legislative session will be FAMU graduate Rep. Alan Williams’ last as he has served eight years representing District 8 in the Florida House of Representatives.

He is an education advocate, community service leader, businessman and father of two. 

Outside of his respected legislative seat, Williams is a businessman. He owns a private marketing and business development firm.

“Although I’m a lawmaker, I still live out the principles that Dean Mobley taught me about business,” Williams said.

Williams, 40, is a proud fifth generation Tallahassee native and a third generation Florida A&M University Rattler. He graduated from FAMU in 1998 with a Bachelor’s of Science and received his M.B.A. in business in 2003.  

Williams was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008 and has been subsequently re-elected. He is prominent for advocating for state workers and education.

“What was important for me was being an authentic voice for the people that I represent,” Williams said. “It’s so important that we focus on issues impacting our community whether it be crime, under funding for education, or lack of pay raises for state workers.”

This legislative session will be Williams’ last as he has served eight years.

Legislative Analyst Vince Evans has called Williams a “mentor.”  Evans believes Williams has left an amazing legacy at the House of Representatives.

“Rep. Williams has fought on so many important issues facing the people of Florida’s House District 8 and the people of this state,” Evans said. “Whether it was stand your ground, issues related to energy, criminal justice issues, education and a constant theme of his work in the Florida house has been taking care of state workers.”

Some of the committees Williams will be serving on this session is the Economic Affairs Committee, Education Committee and Energy and Utilities Subcommittee.

Williams has filed to run for Supervisor of Elections for Leon County and that’s what he plans to do after he leaves the Florida House this year.