David Lynn Williams

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David Lynn Williams
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Kentucky, District 2
David Lynn Williams was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Kentucky. Williams ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012. He was defeated by Brett Guthrie in the general election.

He is not to be confused with David L. Williams, who was a member of the Kentucky State Senate.



See also: Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Williams lost to incumbent Brett Guthrie.[1] Williams ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Kentucky's 2nd District. Williams ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. He was defeated by incumbent Brett Guthrie (R) and also faced Craig Astor (L), and Andrew R. Beacham (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrett Guthrie Incumbent 64.3% 181,508
     Democratic David Lynn Williams 31.7% 89,541
     Libertarian Craig Astor 1.7% 4,914
     Independent Andrew R. Beacham 2.2% 6,304
Total Votes 282,267
Source: Kentucky Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

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In 2007, David Williams was arrested for menacing his niece, a Glasglow City clerk.[3] He previously ran for the position of Agricultural Commissioner.[4] Williams' profile at the Washington Times describes him as a "well known perennial candidate."[5]

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