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State Rep. Gary Williams
Gary Williams takes oath of office
HARRISBURG, May 8 – State Rep. Gary Williams, D-Phila., was sworn in to office as a new member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Tuesday morning.
Williams was elected in an April special election to represent Pennsylvania’s 197th Legislative District in Philadelphia. He will be filling the remainder of the term of Jewell Williams, who resigned in January to become Philadelphia's sheriff.
The new state representative Williams has been active in his community for more than 35 years.
Williams served as an assistant to Philadelphia City Councilmen John Street and Darrell Clarke and has also served as legislative assistant for state Reps. Frank Oliver and Michelle Brownlee.
A committee person in North Philadelphia’s 32nd ward for 35 years, Williams has served as ward leader for the past six years.
Williams and his wife reside in North Philadelphia and have two daughters and one grandson.
“I am proud to serve the constituents of the 197th District, and I am proud that I won while running a clean campaign,” Williams said. “I look forward to representing North Philadelphia for the remainder of this term.”
His wife and daughters accompanied him to the ceremony.
His priorities include creating jobs and repealing the new Voter ID law.