Robert Williams (Alaska)

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


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]


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




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 took 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) 62.1% 40,271
Robert "Bob" Williams (Democratic) 25.2% 16,358
Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew C. Lee (Libertarian) 12.7% 8,238
Total Votes 64,867
Election Results via Alaska Division of Elections.


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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