About Angela

 

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ANGELA WILLIAMS is the current State Representative from House District 7 to the Colorado General Assembly, and is a Candidate for State Senate District 33. Before pursuing a life in public service Williams was the Principal owner of the Angela Williams Allstate Insurance Agency for 14 years. She is also the Principal of AW Consulting Inc. Elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010 as a Democrat, Williams represents a dynamic and diverse community which comprises the Northeast Denver neighborhoods of North Park Hill, Stapleton, Green Valley Ranch and Montbello. House District 7 includes the world class Denver International Airport.

As a member of the Colorado House of Representatives, she is currently Majority Caucus Chair, Chair of the Business, Labor, Economic & Workforce Development Committee, and a member of the Legislative Council Committee. She was recently appointed to the National Conference of State Legislators Executive Committee and serves as Vice-Chair of the NCSL Commerce, Finance and Interstate Commerce Committee.

During the 2013 session, Williams tirelessly worked on and introduced legislation for a number of critical policy issues for Coloradans, including: Employee User Name Password Privacy Protection; Compensation for the Wrongly Convicted; Internet Protocol Emerging Tech Telecom Incentives; Commissioning Studies of State Procurements; the Colorado Firefighters Safety Act; the Life and Health Insurance Protection Act; ASSET In-State Tuition for Undocumented High School Students.

During the 2014 session, Williams was the primary sponsor and the key voice introducing legislation that updates 20 year old telecommunication and technology laws. Williams recognized the goal of deploying broadband to rural areas of Colorado and repurposed funds to address the need. The final bills (5) reflect a bi-partisan effort and an open policy discussion with stakeholders representing constituencies throughout the State. The “Modernization Telecommunications Reform Package” includes: Reduction of State High Cost Mechanism Fund, Creation of a Broadband Fund using savings from reduction of High Cost Fund, Investment & Deployment related to Voice over Internet Protocol, Telecommunications Definitions update, Establishing Sales Tax Exemption on Broadband Equipment & Expedite Right of Way Permitting. Governor John Hickenlooper signed the “Telecom Package” into law in May 2014.   

Williams is well known for her previous work to protect Colorado children’s educational futures by successfully opposing legislation that would cut school breakfast subsidies. In addition, many of Williams’ efforts have focused on helping home owners who are experiencing enormous financial burdens. She sponsored a piece of legislation expanding the state’s foreclosure deferment program and introduced the Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program Bill. She also helped negotiate $4.6 million in foreclosure mitigation funds from the U.S. Attorney General’s office. In addition, Williams has also supported legislation to keep the state on the forefront of environmental issues such as clean air, clean water, public health, and job creation through a variety of clean energy investments.

Williams is known as the business champion at the Colorado State Legislature. In an effort to open up the lines of communication Williams started the first bi-weekly meeting with 15 of Colorado’s major business organizations. During the interim Williams travels throughout Colorado to dialogue with business organizations about how to improve the business climate in Colorado.