FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mark Williams Announces Run for Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District
Gulf War Veteran, Fighter Pilot, and Entrepreneur Promises to Kickstart Colorado Politics.
(Boulder, Colorado: September 8, 2017) Mark Williams today announced his candidacy for Colorado’s 2nd District of the U.S. Congress. Williams is a Gulf War vet, former fighter pilot, entrepreneur, and meditation and mental fitness expert, who is seeking to claim Jared Polis’ seat.
“I’m not a career politician – I’m a public servant and a patriot – I’ll fight for ordinary folks and the dream called “America”. Today, I announce my candidacy because politics as usual has failed us and I care deeply about our nation and Colorado. CD2 needs a Congressman with a commitment to the people. I served my country over the skies of Iraq and now I’m called to service again, this time for the people of Colorado’s CD2. In my work with the military, start-ups and with Police, Fire and EMT professionals, I’ve seen the great things that happen when folks come together for a common goal. We can harness this same energy for a new kind of politics—one that represents people over power. Together we can kickstart Colorado’s politics to serve our interests and provide a real choice in representation.”
Williams has lived in Boulder County for more than 25 years, and is a husband and father of two. He is a retired combat veteran, and served more than two decades in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot, intelligence officer, and ROTC instructor, including service in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
A successful businessman, Mark has experience in the private sector, serving at VP and Director levels in the data/technology industry and as CEO of the high-performance mental fitness group, Dynamic Human Solutions. “I wanted to step up and offer a fresh choice to those who feel that politics and politicians have failed them. It’s time to level the playing field.” Growing up the son of an immigrant and Air Force diplomat in Central and South America, Williams saw first-hand what happens when people have no voice and powerful, moneyed interests have the upper hand.
With unaffiliated voters now comprising Colorado’s largest voting bloc, Williams promises to represent the interests of people over Party. “This isn’t just about Democrats and Republicans. Today, a consensus exists to move America forward, but it exists outside once-familiar party lines. I’ll listen to these voices and every community in CD2 will be stronger for it. I hope to represent all Coloradans by activating the grassroots and kickstarting Lincoln’s vision of America: “…a government of the people, by the people, for the people.”
Over the coming weeks, Williams will launch a “Kickstart Colorado Politics” tour where he aims to engage Coloradans to step up, speak up and claim the future of Colorado.
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About: Mark Williams is a Democratic candidate for Colorado’s Congressional District 2. A Gulf War veteran, Air Force pilot, and high-performance mindfulness entrepreneur, Williams seeks to kickstart Colorado’s politics by activating the grassroots and serving people over Party.
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