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Ann Williams is currently serving her third term as State Representative of the 11th District on Chicago's North Side. The district includes the Chicago neighborhoods of West Lakeview, Roscoe Village and Northcenter, as well as parts of Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square and Ravenswood.

Williams' priorities include supporting our neighborhood schools, protecting critical human services, and restoring fiscal stability to Illinois. She is a strong and unwavering advocate of reproductive rights, and was a leader in bringing marriage equality to Illinois. She remains committed to ensuring equality for all Illinois families.

Since taking office, Williams has worked to protect our environment by promoting clean, renewable energy sources. She serves as chair of the Renewable Energy and Sustainability committee, and leads the Green Caucus - a bipartisan group of legislators committed to growing the green economy, maximizing energy efficiency and increasing the opportunities to develop and use clean energy in Illinois. Additionally, Williams is Vice Chair of the Civil Judiciary committee. She has been also appointed to the Illegal Gun Trafficking Task Force and the Home Repair and Construction Task Force.

Prior to her election, Williams was an Assistant Attorney General and Legislative Director for Attorney General Lisa Madigan. In this capacity, she was responsible for helping craft and implement key parts of the Attorney General's public interest agenda, including protecting women and children from sex offenders, preventing consumer fraud, and creating openness and accountability in state government. Prior to serving as an Assistant Attorney General, Williams was a staff attorney for the Illinois House of Representatives and worked to advance legislation to meet the needs of working families on issues such as increasing access to affordable health care, improving educational opportunities, enhancing public safety and caring for senior citizens.

Williams has always been committed to serving the community. While in law school, she clerked at the Legal Assistance Foundation, Women’s Law Project, and she was among the first recipients of the Public Interest Scholarship at Drake University Law School. As a new attorney, Williams volunteered at Pro Bono Advocates, helping victims of domestic violence obtain orders of protection.

Williams is also an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School, and teaches the class "Legislation and Political Thought" to law students during the fall semester.

Williams has years of experience in the public and private sectors working on behalf of the people of Illinois. She currently serves on the board of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and was formerly on the board of Personal PAC, an advocacy organization committed to protecting women’s right to reproductive freedom.

Williams currently resides in Chicago’s Northcenter neighborhood.