Dave Williams (Colorado politician)
Williams in 2018.
|Member of the Colorado House of Representatives|
from the 15th district
|Assumed office |
January 11, 2017
|Preceded by||Gordon Klingenschmitt|
|Born||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Residence||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Alma mater||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs|
Dave Williams is a state representative from Colorado Springs, Colorado. A Republican, Williams represents Colorado House of Representatives District 15, which encompasses Colorado Springs and Cimarron Hills in El Paso County.
Williams was first elected to the State House in 2016 after winning 67.84% of the vote.
Previously, Williams served as Vice-Chairman of the El Paso County Republican Party. He works for his family-owned company as Vice President of Logistics.
Williams was the first Latino elected to House District 15. While his surname may not readily indicate his ethnicity, his mother's maiden name is "Sanchez" and their family has roots going back to Mexico and Southern California.
Colorado Politician Accountability Act
During the first year of his first term (2017), Williams introduced a bill (HB17-1134) titled the "Colorado Politician Accountability Act". The bill was designed to crack down on sanctuary cities by allowing public officials of sanctuary cities who had not sought to overturn the local sanctuary law to be sued by citizens if an illegal alien committed a crime, and also by making elected officials of sanctuary jurisdictions liable to penalties for "rendering assistance to an illegal alien". The bill was defeated in the House but Williams and two Senate co-sponsors reintroduced it with few changes in 2018 as HB18-1178.
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