Robert Williams (Alaska)

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Robert Williams
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Lieutenant Governor of Alaska
Former candidate
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 19, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolPalmer High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
OtherColumbia University
Personal
ProfessionTeacher
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Robert L. "Bob" Williams was a Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska in the 2014 elections.[1]

Biography

Williams worked part-time in high school at Williams Sawmill. In college, he spent two summers working for Unocal on offshore oil platforms near Nikiski. Williams also served in the Peace Corps in Gambia teaching math.

He returned to the U. S. and taught math in New York City during a two-year fellowship at Columbia University. Upon returning to Alaska, Williams continue to teach math in Nome and Mat-Su.

He is currently studying for a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration.[2]

Education

  • Palmer High School
  • Bachelor's in Petroleum Engineering from University of Alaska – Fairbanks
  • Two year fellowship at Columbia University

[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Alaska Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Williams ran for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Alaska. Williams sought nomination in the ADL primary on August 19, 2014, and was defeated by Democrat Hollis French.[1] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

ADL primary - August 19, 2014

Lieutenant Governor of Alaska Democratic-Libertarian-Independence Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHollis French (Democratic) 61.8% 33,094
Robert "Bob" Williams (Democratic) 25.6% 13,722
Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew C. Lee (Libertarian) 12.5% 6,697
Total Votes 53,513
Election Results Via:Alaska Division of Elections. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Personal

Williams is married to Connie Williams, a counselor in the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and they have two children, Kevin and Cassidy. Williams speaks Mandinka, which he learned in the Peace Corps.[2]

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