AURORA – Aurora native Andy Williams Jr. announced his candidacy for president in the 2020 election on Aug. 17 at the Prisco Community Center.
According to a news release, Williams will run as an independent as he has never been affiliated with a political organization or party.
Williams is a former offender who has implemented change on all levels of government locally and nationally by introducing legislation, advocating for homeowners in foreclosure, marching for immigration rights, as well as prison reform, the release stated.
Williams has been a public servant in his hometown community for the last 19 years while working with local elected officials and community organizations, the release stated.
Calling himself the Human “Rights” candidate, Williams stated in the release that his generation is the change the world needs.
His goal has always been to to build a better community for all, and he has received recognitions and awards for his work and philanthropic efforts in Aurora, and DuPage County while serving as the Chairman of Housing for the NAACP, the release stated.
Williams plans to continue his mission of servanthood to the U.S. to help all people be the change they want to see in the world by implementing solutions now, the release stated.