Clyde Williams

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Clyde Williams
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New York, District 13
Clyde Williams was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 13th Congressional District of New York.


Williams was a staffer for President Bill Clinton and political director of the Democratic National Committee. He has also worked at the Center for American Progress.[1] His wife served as deputy chief of staff for President Barack Obama.[2]


Campaign themes


According to his website, Williams' campaign platform includes the following issues:

  • Launching tourism and other job-creation initiatives[3]
  • Expanding Pre-K programs, and supporting merit pay[4]
  • Higher spending on infrastructure[5]



See also: New York's 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

Williams ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 13th District. He sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket. He faced incumbent Charles Rangel, Adriano Espaillat, Craig Schley, and Joyce Johnson in the June 26 Democratic primary.[6] Rangel won the primary.[7]

U.S. House, New York District 13 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles B. Rangel Incumbent 43.9% 16,916
Adriano Espaillat 41.3% 15,884
Clyde Williams 10.3% 3,974
Joyce Johnson 3.1% 1,187
Craig Schley 1.4% 545
Total Votes 38,506

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