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Mary Williams

Candidate For Assembly District 87

Mary Williams

Candidate Background


542 Billings Ave
Medford, WI 54451-1369

Candidate Biography

From Wisconsin legislature Website

Representative Mary Williams was born in Phillips, WI on July 8, 1949.  She graduated from Phillips High School in 1967 and married her husband Al Williams in 1968.  They have 3 children, daughters Michelle and Kim who live in Mosinee and Medford and son Kris who lives in Park City, Utah.  They also have 4 grandchildren, Cody and Marrol in Mosinee and Evan and Brody in Medford.
Mary received her Associate Degree from Taylor County Teachers College in 1969 and her B.S. in Elementary Education from UW-Stevens Point in 1974.  She went on to teach 2nd grade in the Medford Area School District for 18 years.  After teaching, Mary joined her husband Al in owning and running a number of local restaurants in Medford, Abbotsford, Ladysmith, Neillsville, and Mosinee.  They currently own and operate the Happy Joe's Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor and Hardee's restaurants located in Medford as well as Hardee's restaurants in Colby and Neillsville.
Prior to being elected State Representative of the 87th Assembly District in 2002, Mary served on the Taylor County Board of Supervisors for 4 years.  She has lived in Northern Wisconsin her entire life and currently resides in Medford with her husband Al.
Service and Awards:

      Restorative Justice of Taylor County – Former President
      Taylor County Land Conservation Committee – Former Committee member
      Pri-Ru-Ta Resource Conservation & Development (10 counties) – President
      Wis. Association of Resource Conservation & Development – Former President
      North Central Resource Conservation & Development  (7 States) – Former 2nd Vice Pres
      Taylor County Health Committee – Former Member
      International Trade, Business, Economic Development Council (ITBEC) – Former Chairman and Executive Committee Member
      Dairy Promotion Committee – Former Secretary and current member 
      Safe & Stable Families Committee – Member
      Assets Committee for Medford Area School School District – Former Member
      Taylor County Fair – Former Treasurer
      Solberg Lake Association -- Committee Member
      Price Waterways Association – Former Secretary
      Price County Farm Bureau – Member
      Republican Party Member – Taylor, Price, Rusk, & Marathon Counties
      Chamber of Commerce Member in Medford, Abbotsford, & Neillsville 
      Medford Public Library  - Former President
      Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Taylor County – Former President
      Dairy Breakfast Committee – Member
      National Rifle Association – Member
      Wisconsin Restaurant Association – Member
   National Federation of Independent Business – Member
      Wisconsin Independent Business Association - Member
      Medford Business and Professional Women’s Organization - Woman of the Year – 1992
      WI Association of Resource Conservation and Development - Leadership Award – 2003
      WI County Constitutional Officer - Legislator of the Year -  2003, 2004
      WI Farm Bureau - Friend of Agriculture Award - 2003-04, 2005-06
      Completed Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership (BILLD) - 2005
      WI Dairy Business Association - Friend of Dairy Award - 2006
      WI Builders Association - Friend of Housing Award - 2006, 2007, 2008
   WI Urban Forestry Council - Distinguished Service Award - 2008