2016 Primary Election

Ward Williams (R)

Shelby County Commission, District 4

Ward Williams photoWard Williams

Date of birth: Oct. 13, 1973; age 42

Residence: Alabaster

Political experience: None

Professional experience: Founder and executive director, Vineyard Family Services, 2007-present; associate pastor of youth and outreach, Inverness Vineyard Church, 2002-2007.

Civic experience: Graduate, Leadership Shelby County, 2014; member,  Shelby County Children’s Policy Council, 2007-present; youth sports coach, YMCA and city of Alabaster, 2007-present; member, Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 2007-present; member, South Shelby Chamber of Commerce, 2007-present; volunteer, Junior Achievement, 2012-present.

Education: Southwest Texas State University, bachelor’s degree in speech communication, 1997; graduate of Corpus Christi Ray High School, 1992.

Top contributors: Lynn Ross, $2,000; self, loans, $1,818.78; Me 2 Graphics LLC, in-kind advertising, $1,300; Alan and Jamie Wood, $500; Alton Yother, $300.

Main issues: If elected, the candidate wants to provide resources to strengthen families, support first responders, promote strong relationships between the county and religious and nonprofit organizations, work on tax reform, transparency and a strong rainy day fund for the county.

Campaign: www.Electwardwilliams.com or Ward Williams for Shelby County Commission on Facebook