Williams to run for state representative

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By The Staff

Mike Williams, a long-time business owner from Madison, filed with the Florida Elections Commission to become the next State Representative from District 10. Williams has owned retail businesses in Madison and Thomasville, Ga., since 1979 and is involved in many business and community organizations.

"Will Kendrick's shoes will be pretty big to fill, but I think we need a Representative that will continue the fight for our values and our families. We need to fight to lower taxes and keep government from creeping further into our lives and businesses. If the good people of district 10 will permit me, I'll go to Tallahassee and be their voice," Williams stated.

Williams attended the White House Conference on Small Business in 1986 and 1992, served Governor Lawton Chiles on the Governor's Task Force on Private Sector Health Care Responsibility, and was the President of the Madison County Cattleman's Association in 1985 and 1986. He also completed six years of service on the Madison County Chamber of Commerce board, serving as President in 1987 and 1988. He served as Chairman of the original Madison County Planning and Zoning Board. Williams also served on the board of the North Florida Livestock Association for 16 years and coached Little League Baseball for 8 years.

Florida House District 10 includes all or part of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, and Taylor, Levy, Alachua, Dixie, Columbia and Hamilton counties. The seat is currently held by Will Kendrick, who is retiring due to term limits.

He and his wife Susan have two grown children.

married to Susan Newman Williams, formerly of Greenville, and they have two children, Lauren, 23 and Bruce, 20. He may be reached at (904) 346-1157 or email Mike4Florida@hughes.net.