Andy Williams Jr. journey has been part of the community for many years, where he serves to make his hometown a better place. The greatest among you shall be your servant.
Andy Williams Jr. is a licensed Baptist minister, social entrepreneur, activist, and Libertarian candidate for President of the United States. Williams, who rather than shy away from the many tumultuous chapters in his life, uses them as fuel for the fire he now feels in his quest for social justice. The great grandson of sharecroppers, Williams was raised in a white middle-class family by his black father and white stepmother, but got involved in gangs and street crime after they separated when he was 12.
Williams dropped out of high school, joined a gang, was arrested for robbery and went to prison. Although he vowed never to go back to prison, he was charged with drug possession a few months after his release but beat the case in a bench trial. Shortly after beating his drug possession charge, he was sent to a mental health institution after being declared unfit to stand trial.
After witnessing his girlfriend’s brother murdered in his front yard, Williams moved his family to safer community, got a job at a car dealership and vowed to turn his life around. He became an ordained minister, started a mortgage company, and found a community group called Give Hope, aimed at reducing violence and empowering men to lead more healthy and productive lives. Williams served on several nonprofit boards, focusing on such topics as immigration, wrongful foreclosures, criminal justice reform and sustainable housing.
After giving up a fighting a wrongful foreclosure for thirteen years against the Bank of New York Mellon, Williams received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies from Lewis University and started working in a law firm. A few years later he started Freelance Paralegal Services and launched a consumer and human rights advocacy group. In 2018 he received a patent for his invention, Buddy Bear-a casket for kids in the shape of a Teddy Bear.
His passion for social justice is also fueled by the suicide of a gay brother and a brother who died of an opioid overdose. After a 2019 mass shooting in his hometown of Aurora by his childhood friend Gary Martin, Williams, is more committed than ever to making a difference. On August 17, 2019 he publicly announced his campaign for President of the United States and his platform to be the Change he wants to see in this world.
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Occupy my Fathers House. John 14:2
I have been standing in solidarity with immigration since 2006.
Criminal Justice reform is a priority for ALL who have been affected by the criminal justice system.
I am a former gang leader who now advocates for peace in the streets. I have experience.
I can balance the budget. I take pride in seeing people debt free.
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