Williams announces run for Attorney General

Craig Williams

Tuesday, Republican State Rep. Craig Williams (R-160), a former Federal Prosecutor and United States Marine Corps combat veteran, announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania Attorney General and released his first advertisement.

“Pennsylvania needs an Attorney General who focuses on prosecution not political posturing,” Williams remarked.  “Our seniors, children, and hardworking citizens deserve a better quality of life.  Prosecuting violent criminals, drug dealers, crooked politicians, and crimes against the vulnerable are my goals.  I am a lifelong Republican who can win next November.

“Furthermore, our Attorney General should have allegiance to the United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions, never to special interests. I will campaign with grassroots volunteers while others rely on political insiders in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C.  Their strategy loses elections time after time, and this next election is crucial for Republicans. We must win. And I win.”

Williams is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having retired as a Colonel after 28 years of service. During that time he flew 56 combat missions in the F/A-18D “Hornet” during the Gulf War. He was personally decorated 11 times, including twice for acts of Valor in combat.

Williams attended law school while in the Marines and became the chief prosecutor for the largest base in the Marine Corps. He also served as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff with an emphasis on ethics and detainee issues in Federal court. He later served as a Federal Prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, focusing on gun crime, violent crime, and organized drug distribution cartels. He was also a prosecutor for the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Williams received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Duke University, a Juris Doctor with high honors from the University of Florida College of Law, and a Master of Laws with high honors in Jurisprudence (Virtue Ethics and Criminal Law) from the Columbia University School of Law. He is an avid Boy Scout leader and track coach. He lives in Concord Township (Delaware County) with his wife, Jennifer, and their four children.

To learn more about Craig Williams and to watch his campaign announcement video, please visit: CraigWilliamsForPA.com.

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