Bronson Williams

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Bronson Williams
Former candidate for
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 23
High schoolRocky Mount High School
Bachelor'sEast Carolina University
Campaign website
Bronson Williams was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 23 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.


Williams earned his B.S. from East Carolina University (ECU), in Greenville, North Carolina and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Communication from Queens University in Charlotte, NC. His professional experience includes working as the treasurer for the Cedar Grove Baptist Church and was the key project manager for WNCR-TV.[1]


Campaign themes


Williams's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

The Economy

  • Excerpt: "One key issue facing North Carolina and the nation as a whole is the economy. Edgecombe and Martin Counties are experiencing high unemployment and underemployment rates. We have to get our citizens back to work and provide viable opportunities for those entering the workforce for the first time. In District 23, we need support from Raleigh and the Federal government for infrastructure projects. We have to design laws that encourage citizens to invest in small business opportunities."


  • Excerpt: "Even before K-12, we have to invest more in early childhood education; these are the most critical years in a child's development. I support the push for salary increases for our teachers. It is the only way North Carolina can become competitive in recruiting and maintaining good educators. One item we must push for is the return of tenure for our Educators. We must ensure our school systems allow Educators to educate our children and not measure to standardized tests. Every community is unique and should have the flexibly to develop a curriculum that meets basic, regional and global needs."


  • Excerpt: "Housing developers are not investing in the communities that are economically stressed and depressed. We have to introduce and pass legislation that will allow developers incentives to invest in our communities. When we change the quality of our housing stock through incentives, we can reduce the costs associated with utility consumption. Reducing any cost in utilities is something that is needed and what all North Carolinians want."


  • Excerpt: "As citizens of North Carolina, we want to feel safe when raising a family. We want to feel safe in every aspect of our daily lives. Ensuring that resources are available to fund proactive crime control is key. We not only have to be responsive to crime, we must also be fervent in preventing it. Working in concert with local, state, and federal agencies, we can begin to effectively combat crime and create safer communities. Safety is a universal concern and it is imperative that we all do our part to reduce crime and set the example for crime-free communities in Edgecombe and Martin Counties."

The Environment

  • Excerpt: "We have to invest in alternative energy to reduce any negative impact to our environment. I cannot support fracking or other environmental hazards if it will be harmful to our water supply and other natural resources. We must set policies that will entice citizens to be supporters of conservation. I will not support any initiative that will have a negative impact on the environment."



See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Shelly Willingham and Rusty Holderness defeated Taro Knight and Bronson Williams in the Democratic primary. Willingham defeated Holderness in the July 15 run-off primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5][6][7]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 23 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShelly Willingham (advanced to runoff) 35.6% 2,978
Green check mark transparent.pngRusty Holderness (advanced to runoff) 30.4% 2,543
Taro Knight 20.5% 1,715
Bronson Williams 13.5% 1,126
Total Votes 8,362
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 23, Run-off Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShelly Willingham (advanced to general election) 52.2% 2,702
Rusty Holderness 47.8% 2,478
Total Votes 5,180

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