Kim Williams for Congress CD-16


Like America, California’s 16th Congressional District is rich in diversity, potential, and possibility.

It’s time to elect a leader who will advance the safety, security, and economic prosperity of all the good people who call the San Joaquin Valley home. The urgency of issues – and the real opportunities for solutions – have my focus.

Kim Williams

Kim is the product of a small community and a working class family. As a young woman, she worked multiple jobs while earning her degree. She then went on to graduate school and began her career as a tenured faculty member. She taught U.S. history to thousands of diverse, international students, many of whom were the first in their families to go to college. Like her, they worked several part-time jobs to support themselves, pay tuition, and pursue their American dream. Kim spent many long hours helping students work through challenges — including one unforgettable grandmother who cleaned homes and offices until 2:00 a.m., and still succeeded. She is a proud single working mother to her daughter, Cassi, who is Ethiopian by birth. Cassi came of age as the daughter of a diplomat and represented America, by her mom’s side, since she was two. Cassi is also the first person in her family to run for office, winning her race for Treasurer in third grade.


Progressive Candidate for Congress CA-16

At every step of her career, Kim has been an agent of change, and she has built bridges between people and opportunity. She understands the difficult challenges working families face today and is committed to bold solutions that dismantle income inequality, combat poverty, and hand political power back to the American voter.


Human Resources Director

Kim carried her management experience from the Foreign Service to Mariposa County where she has dedicated her efforts to improving the lives of working parents. In both roles she championed efforts to establish flexible work spaces, create remote opportunities for employees in rural areas, and diversify work forces.


U.S. State Department

Kim joined the Foreign Service as a diplomat with the U.S. State Department. During her tenure, she served as a press and cultural attaché, a Special Assistant to the Acting Assistant Secretary, and she developed hundreds of educational programs. She also led efforts in the Department to expand diversity recruitment and worked on policy development with the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime.


Professor of American History

Kim led her college’s efforts to develop and expand online courses opening up access to a college degree for many non-traditional students in her community. Kim helped her students see themselves in America’s history and future, and she not only showed her students where new immigrants fit into America’s story, she required them to engage their elected officials and raise their voices for themselves and their community.


The California Primaries are March 3, 2020. Polls open at 7 am. Are you registered to vote?

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You have a unique chance to join a winning team that is only funded by individual contributions, and that refuses corporate PAC money and dependencies. Become an agent of change, help reshape our political system, and demand accountability from the people who seek to represent you.

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What We Believe

I am fighting for the American Dream.

I didn’t come from money, but I grew up at a point in time where you didn’t have to. I was able to work hard, pay my way through school, and build my American dream. I want to create the same paths to opportunity for everyone in California’s 16th congressional district.

Vision for the Valley

What I Will Focus on While Representing California’s 16th Congressional District