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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 16

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Kimberly Elizabeth Williams

Human Resources Director
6,458 votes (5.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Medicare For All
  • Green New Deal
  • Universal Pre-K

Experience

Experience

Profession:Former Diplomat and US History Professor
Foreign Service Diplomat, US State Department (2009–current)
Human Resources Director, Mariposa County (2018–current)

Biography

Kim is the product of a small community and a working class family. As a young woman, she worked multiple jobs while earning her degree. She then went on to graduate school and began her career as a tenured faculty member. She taught U.S. history to thousands of diverse, international students, many of whom were the first in their families to go to college. Like her, they worked several part-time jobs to support themselves, pay tuition, and pursue their American dream. Kim spent many long hours helping students work through challenges — including one unforgettable grandmother who cleaned homes and offices until 2:00 a.m., and still succeeded. She is a proud single working mother to her daughter, Cassi, who is Ethiopian by birth. Cassi came of age as the daughter of a diplomat and represented America, by her mom’s side, since she was two. Cassi is also the first person in her family to run for office, winning her race for Treasurer in third grade.

Who supports this candidate?

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (3)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid, and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from Kimberly Elizabeth Williams:

The Green New Deal also puts people at the center of the plan to transition to a sustainable and equitable world. It provides Americans with the training, education, and job guarantees needed to ensure a feasible and just transition. The Green New Deal hopes to upgrade our current infrastructure to energy-efficient, "smart" power grids, and will ensure affordable access to electricity. 

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages to secure affordable health care?
Answer from Kimberly Elizabeth Williams:

Medicare for All will ensure all our hard working families have access to the care they need regardless of their employer. This will eliminate excess costs, reduce out-of-pocket expenses, and put an average of $3,000 back into the pockets of Valley residents each year. It is time to expand coverage to include dental and mental healthcare, end medical bankruptcies, and create a system where healthcare is a guaranteed right, not a privilege.

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House of Representatives.
Answer from Kimberly Elizabeth Williams:

I am committed to combating systemic racism and bias by lifting up marginalized communities and expanding equal opportunity for all. We must overturn this Administration’s policy of cruelty and division by ending private detention facilities that create inhumane conditions and separate families at our border. I am committed to work towards a clear path for citizenship for all undocumented immigrants. 

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $54,456

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of United States Congress
$15,202
2
Kimberly Elizabeth Williams
$6,704
3
Employees of Citrine Informatics
$2,000
4
BLUE AMERICA PAC
$1,250
5
Employees of Smith & Associates
$1,000
5
Employees of Trelawney Kitchen
$1,000

More information about contributions

By State:

California 67.08%
Florida 11.47%
Maryland 7.51%
District of Columbia 5.37%
Other 8.57%
67.08%11.47%8.57%

By Size:

Large contributions (68.45%)
Small contributions (31.55%)
68.45%31.55%

By Type:

From organizations (4.69%)
From individuals (95.31%)
95.31%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I support a progressive economic platform that includes Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, universal Pre-K, debt-free college and political reform. 

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