Marcus W. Williams

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Marcus Williams
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Former candidate for
North Carolina State Senate, District 13
High schoolLumberton High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC
J.D.University of Minnesota Law School
Campaign website
Marcus Williams was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 13 of the North Carolina State Senate.

Williams was a 2012 Democratic candidate for the 8th Congressional District of North Carolina.[1] Williams was defeated by Larry Kissell in the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012.[2]

Marcus W. Williams for House campaign logo.


Williams earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1975 and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1978. His professional experience includes working as attorney at a private practice, as an Assistant Public Defender for the State of North Carolina from 2001 to 2006, as an executive director for Pennsylvania Legal Services from 1996 to 2000, as an executive director for Legal Services of the Lower Cape Fear from 1987 from 1996, as an executive director for Legal Services of the Coastal Plains from 1983 from 1987 and as attorney/law clerk/community fellow from Southern Minnesota Regional Services from 1976 to 1983.[3]



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate 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. Jane W. Smith defeated David Ayers, Beverly Collins Hall and Marcus W. Williams in the Democratic primary, while W. Bernard White, Jr. was unopposed in the Republican primary. Smith defeated White in the general election.[4][5]

North Carolina State Senate, District 13 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJane Smith 62.8% 24,076
     Republican W. Bernard White, Jr. 37.2% 14,276
Total Votes 38,352
North Carolina State Senate, District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJane W. Smith 47.3% 9,510
Marcus W. Williams 27.3% 5,496
David Ayers 13.6% 2,735
Beverly Collins Hall 11.7% 2,358
Total Votes 20,099


See also: North Carolina's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Williams ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 8th District. Williams sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Williams was defeated by incumbent Rep. Larry Kissell in the May 8, 2012, Democratic primary.[2]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[6] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[6]

Primary results

The primary took place on May 8, 2012.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives-North Carolina, District 13 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Kissell 72.6% 45,987
Marcus W. Williams 27.4% 17,393
Total Votes 63,380

Campaign donors

As of April 18, 2012, Williams had raised $12, 376 in the 2012 election cycle, and spent $12,306, leaving him with $70 cash on hand. Of that, nearly 100 percent of it was candidate self-financing.[8]


Williams is married to Althea J. Williams, Esq.[3]

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