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Williams ran in the 2011 election for [[Louisiana House of Representatives]] District 7.  She lost to incumbent [[Richard Burford]] (R) in the primary election on October 22, 2011.  Because Louisiana uses a [[blanket primary]] system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary.<ref>[http://staticresults.sos.la.gov/10222011/10222011_Legislative.html ''Louisiana Secretary of State'' "Unofficial Election Results," October 22, 2011]</ref>
 
Williams ran in the 2011 election for [[Louisiana House of Representatives]] District 7.  She lost to incumbent [[Richard Burford]] (R) in the primary election on October 22, 2011.  Because Louisiana uses a [[blanket primary]] system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary.<ref>[http://staticresults.sos.la.gov/10222011/10222011_Legislative.html ''Louisiana Secretary of State'' "Unofficial Election Results," October 22, 2011]</ref>
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Cynthia Williams
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Candidate for
Louisiana House of Representatives District 7
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University
Personal
ProfessionPublic Relations Director for the City of Mansfield
Websites
Campaign website
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Cynthia Williams was a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 7 of the Louisiana House of Representatives.

Williams currently serves as Public Relations Director for the City of Mansfield and has worked as a journalist for The Shreveport Times, the Forum News and The Tribune.[1]

Elections

2011

See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

Williams ran in the 2011 election for Louisiana House of Representatives District 7. She lost to incumbent Richard Burford (R) in the primary election on October 22, 2011. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives, District 7 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Burford Incumbent 68.9% 6,652
     Democratic Cynthia Williams 31.1% 3,001
Total Votes 9,653

Campaign themes

On her campaign website Williams outlines two main issues. Here are excerpts:[3]

  • Quality Public Education - "Louisiana must have a first class education system to provide our children the skills to compete in a global economy...I believe in equal opportunities for ALL to receive a quality public education, from early childhood through college. I believe improving public education is more than a constitutional obligation - it is economically imperative."
  • Building Tomorrow’s Jobs through Clean Energy - "Natural gas is a clean energy source that if fully developed can provide our state and nation with the energy infrastructure necessary to power the needs of future generations. Clean, abundant, inexpensive energy will become an increasing important consideration as businesses decide where to locate."

Personal

Williams received her bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University. She is married and has two children, Justin and Cody.[1]

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