Meet the Candidate
Running For:State Representative
Education: (click to expand)
Duke University, BA; University of Florida College of Law, JD; Columbia University School of Law, LL.M.
Biographical Info: (click to expand)
Rep. Craig Williams is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having retired as a Colonel after 28 years of service. He flew 56 combat missions in the F/A-18D during the Gulf War, flying at low altitude as a Forward Air Controller (Airborne) just as his father did in Vietnam. In his career, he was personally decorated 11 times, including twice for acts of Valor in combat. Rep. Williams attended law school while in the Marines and became the chief prosecutor for the largest base in the Marine Corps. He also served as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff with an emphasis on ethics and detainee issues in federal court. He later served as a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice, prosecuting a host of crimes. He was also a prosecutor for the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Deeply involved in his community, Rep. Williams serves on the Philadelphia board of the American Cancer Society, is a dedicated fundraiser for Real Men Wear Pink campaign to fight breast cancer, is a coach for the high school track team, and works with the Boy Scouts of America. He volunteers his legal services for Wills for Heroes and the Homeless Advocacy Project. Rep. Williams received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Duke University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law and a Master of Laws in Jurisprudence Virtue Ethics and Criminal Law from the Columbia University School of Law. He currently resides in Concord Township with his wife, Jennifer, and their four children.
Why are you running for office? (click to expand)
This office is an extension of my lifetime of service to my nation and community.
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|1. Should education funding be directed to families through a voucher, scholarship, or education savings account so that parents can send their children to the school of their choice, including non-public schools?||Y|
|2. Should marijuana be legalized for recreational use?||N|
|3. Should the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act be amended to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” which would require public schools and other public facilities to open up restrooms and locker rooms to members of the opposite sex?||N|
|4. Should Pennsylvania enter into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which would include a new carbon tax on electricity producers?||N|
|5. Should increases in state government spending be limited to the rate of inflation plus population growth?||Y|
|6. Should our state constitution be amended to prevent taxpayer funding for elective abortions?||Y|
|7. Should all voters be required to show identification before voting?||Y|
|8. Should the state reduce police funding to increase funding for social services?||N|
|9. Should public schools be prohibited from allowing males who identify as females to compete in girls’ sports?||Y|
|10. Should schools have to post curriculum online for review by parents and taxpayers?||Y|
|11. Should Pennsylvania municipalities be permitted to require a vaccine passport?||N|
|12. Should the gasoline tax be permanently reduced?||Y|
|13. Should schools be required to notify parents of any sexually explicit content in books or instructional materials?||−|