Dr. Ken Williams Announces Re-Election Bid for Orange County Board of Education
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Orange County, CA (February 1, 2016) – Current Orange County Board of Education member Dr. Ken Williams announced this morning that he will be running for re-election in the June 7th primary. During his first campaign for office in 1996, Williams defeated a twenty-year incumbent by running on a "back-to-basics education" theme that resonated with the voters of Trustee Area 3.
A home-grown community leader and native of Orange County who graduated from the county's public schools, Ken is a primary care physician in private medical practice since 1986. Dr. Williams is on staff at St. Joseph Hospital, Hoag Hospital, and family practice department chairman at Children's Hospital of Orange County.
Orange County elected leaders State Senator John Moorlach and Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer are the Campaign Chairs for Dr. Ken Williams re-election campaign.
"It is an honor to have Supervisor Spitzer and Senator Moorlach's faith and trust as an elected member of the Orange County Board of Education," Williams announced.
"The cornerstones of my beliefs and principles are family, faith, and individual freedom," Williams said. "My whole life is dedicated to helping families and children as a physician. I oppose federal and state mandates like Common Core and No Child Left Behind, or any attempt by big government to impose its policies on local governance, parents and locally elected leaders. Our children need twenty-first century knowledge and more academic seat time with a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related subjects."
A key issue in this county office and race is the CTA and unions want to stop Dr. Williams from further approving parental choice, like charter schools, in Orange County. The unions have pledged hundreds of thousands of dollars to control schools and school board members.
Ken adds, "I have never or will I ever take union funds because it is a conflict of interest for the people of Orange County."
As a member of the Orange County Board of Education, Williams has served his constituents as their consistent conservative voice on the board. He supports Prop 13 and no new taxes, traditional family values, student and campus safety, safe schools and drug-free schools, high academic standards, educational accountability, parental rights, and a traditional "back to basics" approach to education.
Williams has hired Western American Public Affairs dba Custom Campaigns to run his re-election campaign, led by Chris Nguyen and Mike Johnson. Trustee Area 3 consists of the cities of Brea, Irvine, Orange, Villa Park, and Yorba Linda; the communities of Anaheim Hills, El Modena, North Tustin, and Orange Park Acres; and portions of Lake Forest, Tustin, and Orange County's canyon communities.