David Williams III
David Earl Williams III
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David Earl Williams III
January 8, 1984
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
|Political party||Independent (2018–present)|
Republican (2013-2015)Libertarian (2016-2018)
|Residence||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Senn High School & Lethbridge College|
|Occupation||Medical Logistics Specialist|
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||2002–2006|
|Rank||Petty officer third class|
David Earl Williams III (born January 8, 1984) is a United States Navy veteran, novelist, amateur voice actor, Co-Chairman for the Chicago Chapter of Unite America, and non-partisan candidate in the 2019 aldermanic election in Chicago's 48th ward against incumbent Harry Osterman, in which he received 16.25% (2,415) of the vote. In the 2008 presidential general election, he supported and voted for Barack Obama, he was also a former 2014 Republican primary candidate for Illinois's 9th congressional district, and former Illinois Libertarian Lt. Governor candidate. During the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries, he endorsed and supported Bernie Sanders for the nomination  He is related to the late former Democratic Oklahoma State Senator Gene Stipe.
During the campaign Williams favored lifting the 1997 state ban on rent control to combat the spike in rent increases, implementation of the LaSalle St. Tax in replace of raising property taxes, term limits for all city elected offices, ward reduction, all-elected school board, and Civilian Police Accountability Council, banning Horse carriages and replacing them with Pedicabs, increase funding to shelter the homeless and mental health programs, and to re-establish the defunct City of Chicago Department of Environment to enforce littering laws. Williams is a strong advocate of LGBTQ rights and favored establishing a school designed for LGBTQ students, similar to Harvey Milk High School in New York.
While speaking at the College of Complexes, he spoke on how to solve Chicago's gang violence with solutions such as advocating the full legalization of marijuana, decriminalization of harder drug substances, cracking down on illegal guns & more active shooter alarms installed in schools, ceasing with public school closures on the South & Westside, encourage ex-gang members who want a second chance in life to join the U.S military or Illinois National guard, and further promote ex-felons rights to vote in Illinois.
Williams is of multiracial heritage. Williams is a former Freemason belonging to Evans Lodge 524 (2013-2016), former member of the American Legion of Morton Grove Post 134 (2014-2017), and The Elks lodge 1526 (2016-2018). He has volunteered for various non-profit organizations such as Convoy of Hope, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Restore the Fourth, & Chicago Alliance for Animals. Williams is an author of a fictional fantasy novel titled, Valor Tale. He is known to be an avid wrestling fan of All Elite Wrestling and M.U.G.E.N gamer.
In 2008, Williams would be featured in a CNN segment along with many others coming to the defense of a 16 year-old (at the time) sexual assault victim, Crystal Shinkle who was being cyberbullied on YouTube. He would also speak about his own experiences of being sexually assaulted by an older female family member at the age of 5.
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- "Desert Spring Rose: A Film Noire by The Fox & The Hounds". youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- "David Earl Williams III: In defense of Crystal Shinkle". youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
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