Anthony Williams

Pearson, John
September 2019
Our States: District of Columbia;9/30/2019, p1
This article focuses on Washington, D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams, who was elected in 1998 after serving as chief financial officer (CFO) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The biographical information details Williams' early life and childhood, as well as how his career path led him into politics. Williams continued to balance the city budget while keeping communication open with residents via town hall meetings. He succeeded in lowering the number of residents on welfare while boosting the availability of affordable housing. Crime decreased, particularly the city's homicide rate, and efforts were begun to revitalize the downtown area. He claimed an increase of $10 billion in business investment in the District during his first term.


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