Dick Williams, a longtime St. Johns County resident, has officially announced his candidacy for the St. Johns County Commission District 4 seat.
“It is with great excitement that I announce the official launch of my candidacy for St Johns County Commission, District 4,” said Williams. “Like most families relocating to Florida with school age children, our family chose to live in St Johns County for its 'A' rated public schools, low crime rate and the great quality of life. I believe that the best government is the one closest to the people. I am committed to the continued representation of an open and pragmatic business approach necessary to maintain the excellent quality of life that we all enjoy while protecting our hard-earned tax dollars and ensuring that we continue to grow our economy.”
Williams is a strong conservative whose business career spans thirty years of top management of multi-million-dollar budgets of commercial radio stations throughout the United States. In 2006, he retired from the corporate world following six years as vice president/general manager of five Northeast Florida radio stations, including conservative news talk WOKV 690.
In 2008, Williams came out of retirement and accepted the challenge of turning around a financially stressed local nonprofit. Putting his business experience to work, he guided the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach through the “great recession” and assured its financial future.
A first-time candidate for elected office, Williams has been very active in community service as a current member of the United Way of St. Johns County Campaign Cabinet and board member of the Cultural Center and Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach. Williams was also appointed by the St Johns County School Board to serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee to assist in selecting a new superintendent. Having twice served as an appointed volunteer on the county’s Planning and Zoning Agency, Williams dealt openly with the challenges of balancing private property rights while managing the need for responsible county growth.
A Republican candidate for the St Johns County Commission District 4 seat, Williams said he is committed to the continued representation of an open and pragmatic business approach necessary to insure the community can maintain the excellent quality of life that it enjoys while protecting its hard-earned tax dollars and ensuring that the economy continues to grow.
Growing up in Janesville, Wisconsin, he and his wife, Linda, were high school sweethearts. Following graduation from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, they married and today have two grown sons and two grandchildren. For more information, please visit his website at: http://Williams4Commission.com/.