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Voters Guide

Tammie S. Williams |

Tammie S. Williams is running for Hempstead town council member (2nd District)

Tammie S. Williams

Williams said she wants to focus on unincorporated communities and cut through red tape between residents and Hempstead Town. She said she is concerned about redistricting that has taken away rights of residents to be fairly represented. She said contracts are not fairly awarded through open bidding and town jobs need to be more publicly advertised. Williams said she wants to bring resources to parents with special needs children. She said she would ban tax-funded political mailers, and she plans to work with small businesses and labor unions to promote growing the economy and shopping local.

Tammie Williams, 33, of Elmont, is running on the Democratic, Women's Equality and Working Families lines. Williams has one son and is a community organizer. She is director of the Girls P.R.I.D.E. Project, which supports higher education, job training and economic development for young women and girls of color. She also serves on the board of the Elmont Public Library. She is an advocate for autism awareness and assisted the Elmont Youth Soccer Club with offering services to children with special needs. She earned a bachelor's in community and human services from SUNY Empire State College and a master's in social work from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.