"Raised in the Second Congressional District, I had a front row seat to the everyday plights that confront us as citizens," said Cobby Williams during a recent interview. "Being exposed to brown water in certain counties, slow economic development, double digit unemployment rates, large numbers of people living in poverty, poor secondary educational systems, and what seems to have become the unshakable title of the poorest district in Mississippi are all issues that I am well aware of.
"I believe that the citizens of the Second Congressional District deserve better."
Born on July 31, 1976, Williams received his bachelor's degree from Jackson State University, his MPA degree from Howard University, his Government Contracting Certification from George Washington University and his biblical certification from Greater Mount Calvary Holy Churches of America Seminary School.
After receiving his educations, Williams has worked in several local, state and federal civic positions.
Williams has worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, both on the state and federal levels, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Federal Chartered National Academy of Public Administration, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the Washington, D.C. Office of the City Manager, the DC Urban Planner. He is currently employed with the Mississippi based CMW Community Development Corporation and is a substitute teacher with Jackson Public Schools.
Williams said that his goal if elected is to be a public servant, not a politician.
"The issues of economic development, job creation, healthcare, homeland security, education, technology and transportation have suffocated the American Dream as we knew it," he said. "As the nation recovers, rebuild and reconstructs the American Dream, these issues must be confronted in order to ensure the Second Congressional District of Mississippi moves forward with the nation.
"Our days of being left behind must end," he continued. "It would be my honor to take on the task of building a vital economy for the Second Congressional District and the entire state of Mississippi."
Williams said that when elected, his livability plan would consist of three areas of attack: education, job creation and healthcare.
"My plan can only be accomplished by putting each and every citizen of Bolivar County first. I will leave no one behind."
Cobby Williams will be on the ballot for the Nov. 6 general election.