Hello, I am James Williams a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner and your Democratic candidate for MO State Representative, seat #54. My core message is I have worked 40 years to make people’s lives better; 20 of those years active duty in the U.S. Public Health Service. As your Representative I will work every day to serve all my constituents. I have chosen to run for office to protect your access to quality health care in rural communities. I also support our family farms with equal access to markets. Family income needs to be raised and I will work tirelessly to increase the minimum wage; which is a step in the right direction. Quality education is critical for Johnson County and its communities. Children are our greatest assets; their achievements and successes create communities where we all want to live. I will strive to increase funding for our rural schools.
Born 02-04-1952 in Storm Lake, Iowa. Graduated 1970 from Roosevelt High school, Des Moines, IA. Graduated 1974 from Graceland University, Lamoni, IA, BSN in Nursing, minor in Religion. Post graduate studies Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, Nurse Practitioner. years Over 40 year career as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner. Moved to Warrensburg in 1978. Employed by T. Reed Maxson MD over 5 years. Employed by Veterans Administration Hospital, Kansas City MO over 5 years, as Assistant Chief, Nurse Manager (inpatient and outpatient psychiatry). 20 years Active Duty USPHS Commissioned Corps, 1990-2010. Retired with rank of Captain (06). Duties included vaccine research, and treated patients with liver disease.
My 40 year career has been driven with the intent of making people’s lives better. It is that passion that I bring to my campaign for MO House seat #54.