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Donald E. Williams, Jr.
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Donald E. Williams, Jr.

Politician
Male
Born Jul 1, 1957

Donald E. Williams, Jr. was first elected to the Connecticut General Assembly in a special election in 1993. Prior to his service in the State Senate, he served two terms as the First Selectman for the town of Thompson. In July 2004, Senator Williams was elected to serve as the President Pro Tempore, the highest-ranking legislator in the Connecticut General Assembly. He has been reelected to this post twice, in 2005 and 2007.… Read More

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  • Marian Wright Edelman: 'i Promise This Time There Will Be Change'
    Huffington Post - Apr 12, 2013
  • Sweeping Gun Control Law Expected To Be Approved
    Huffington Post - Apr 04, 2013
  • State Reaches Deal On Tough Gun Laws After Newtown
    Huffington Post - Apr 01, 2013
  • Arsenal Of Weapons Found In Newtown Gunman's Home
    San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 28, 2013

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CHILDHOOD

1957 Birth Born in 1957.

TWENTIES

1980 23 Years Old Senator Williams was the News and Public Affairs Director for WINY radio in Putnam, Connecticut, from 1980 to 1983. … Read More

FORTIES

2004 47 Years Old …  In July 2004, Senator Williams was elected to serve as the President Pro Tempore, the highest-ranking legislator in the Connecticut General Assembly.
2005 48 Years Old 1 More Event
He has been reelected to this post twice, in 2005 and 2007. … Read More
2006 49 Years Old 1 More Event
Some of Williams' proposals were controversial and were not adopted. In 2006 he was criticized after proposing to regulate speech in political ads, which was considered an attack on the First Amendment.

FIFTIES

2011 54 Years Old …  Gaffey pled guilty to campaign finance violations in January 2011 and resigned his seat. http://www.courant.com/news/politics/hc-gaffey-guilty-plea-0104-20110103,,4867968.story
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