David Williams (Australian politician)
David George Williams (born 23 August 1941) is a former Australian politician.
Born at Benalla to schoolteacher Ralph Noel Williams and Rita Alice Hawkins, Williams attended school in Geelong before studying at the University of Melbourne, receiving a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Education and then a Diploma of Business from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. While at university he joined the Australian Labor Party. On 22 August 1964 he married Jennifer Claire Dodd, with whom he had two sons. He worked as a lecturer at Ballarat College of Advanced Education, contesting the federal seat of Ballarat for the Labor Party in 1972, 1974 and 1975. In 1978 he won the state Legislative Council seat of Ballarat Province at a by-election, only to lose it in 1979. Following his defeat he became accountant and treasurer for Richmond City Council, town clerk from 1982, and Chief Executive Officer from 1984 to 1994. Since then he has been a community engagement consultant.
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