India Williams

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India Williams
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Former candidate for
Missouri House of Representatives, District 27
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sDoane College
Master'sUniversity of Phoenix-Kansas City
Personal
Place of birthKansas City, Missouri
ProfessionMentor
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India Williams was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 27 of the Missouri House of Representatives.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Williams' website highlighted the following campaign themes:

1) Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce

My two part solution to help address our education crisis is to provide Early Childhood Education and Higher Education support by increasing the investment from the State.

Early Childhood Education:
Investing in our children’s education early in their development is critical for their prospects of long-term success. If we work to increase support and investment from the State, the investment will help combat generations of poverty, income disparity, crime in our communities, and ultimately increase economic development. My proposed solution for Early Childhood Education is a Match Program with public school districts to sponsor early education programs and serve more children in the 27th district and throughout the State.

Higher Education:
Retaining talent in the State and improving the quality of service from the State. My solution is a Loan Forgiveness Program for students who graduate from a public university in the State of Missouri and who work full-time for the State of Missouri. Students would apply to intern during their 3rd and 4th years of college and upon graduation, work for the State to receive partial or full loan forgiveness. Educating, retaining, and sustaining our young people is the key to our future workforce.

2) Jobs Now through Small Business Development
In order to grow vibrant communities, we need stronger economic development and job creation for residents. With your support, I will focus on expanding employment opportunities throughout all citizens of our community. I will fight to support and establish training opportunities for our residents to secure higher paying jobs and incentivize small business growth with tax breaks, and grants. I propose the State provide tax incentives for small business development in economically distressed areas and create Tax Free Zones to encourage economic development, business growth, and job creation.

3) Equal Access to Healthcare for All Missourians
I will fight for Equal Access to Healthcare for All Missourians by advocating expanding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) in the State of Missouri. I will be a voice for expanding healthcare coverage for all citizens in our state. My district is greatly impacted inadequate healthcare access for the youth and seniors. I will work to increase services and funding to local health centers that treat low income and uninsured residents such as Swope Health Center.[2][3]

Elections

2014

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Incumbent Bonnaye Mims defeated India Williams in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election. After the primary, Williams requested a recount, the result of which did not affect the outcome.[4][5][6][7]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 27 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBonnaye Mims Incumbent 50.2% 1,433
India Williams 49.8% 1,421
Total Votes 2,854

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