Andrew Williams, Independent, announces bid for City Council

Andrew Williams, Independent, announces bid for City Council

Andrew Williams, 22, officially kicked off his campaign for a seat on the Charlottesville City Council at a press conference this afternoon.

Williams, a Charlottesville resident for the past three years, said that as a young, independent candidate, he hoped to bring a “new perspective to new problems developing in Charlottesville, and old problems, too.”

Williams repeatedly referred to his bid as an “uphill battle” and placed emphasized a populace-based campaign, perhaps trying to follow the popularity of the Obama and Perriello campaigns.

When asked his stance on hot-button topics such as water supply and public housing issues, Williams said he “refused to answer those questions” until he has talked to “as much of the populace as possible; business owners, the working* classes, citizens.”

Andrew Williams, a State Farm employee by day who is also working on his bachelor’s degree with classes at Piedmont Virginia Community College and Averett University, has officially kicked off his campaign for a seat on City Council.

 

*Corrected 05/14/09: This article, incorrectly, quoted Williams as saying "lower classes." He, in fact, said "working classes." We regret the error.


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