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Ann Williams is serving in her first term as State Representative of the 11th District on Chicago's North Side. The district includes the Chicago neighborhoods of West Lakeview, Roscoe Village and North Center, as well as parts of Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square.
Williams' priorities include bringing greater fiscal responsibility to state government, working to secure property tax relief, fighting for job creation, protecting our environment and improving education in Illinois.
As an Assistant Attorney General with Lisa Madigan's Office for almost five years, Williams was responsible for helping craft and implement key parts of the Attorney General's public interest agenda, including protecting women and children from sex offenders, preventing consumer fraud, and creating openness and accountability in our government. Prior to serving as an Assistant Attorney General, Williams was a staff attorney for the Illinois House of Representatives and worked to advance legislation to meet the needs of working families on issues such as increasing access to affordable health care, improving educational opportunities, enhancing public safety, caring for senior citizens, and protecting our environment.
Williams has always been committed to serving the community. While completing her studies in law school, she clerked at the Legal Assistance Foundation, Women's Law Project. Williams was among the first recipients of the Public Interest Scholarship at Drake University Law School. As a new attorney, Williams volunteered at Pro Bono Advocates, helping victims of domestic violence obtain orders of protection. After leaving the Attorney General's office, Williams continued her advocacy in the private sector as a liaison between state government and businesses for a pharmaceutical and consumer products company, Wyeth.
Williams has years of experience in the public and private sectors working on behalf of the people of Illinois. She currently serves on the board of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and was formerly on the board of Personal PAC, an advocacy organization committed to protecting women's right to reproductive freedom.
Williams lives in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood.
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