Williams announces bid for 74th District

Dr. Dan K. Williams and supporters — including state Sen. Andy Dinniman — celebrate his campaign announcement.

COATESVILLE — Two months ago Dr. Dan K. Williams, Pastor of New Life in Christ Fellowship in Coatesville, served as Pennsylvania Senate Chaplain for the day. He was praised by state Sen. Andy Dinniman for “offering an insightful and inspirational message of unity to the legislature.”

Saturday, he announced his candidacy to join the state General Assembly not as chaplain but as Pennsylvania State Representative, 74th District.

Before a crowd of 150 community members, Williams outlined his message to represent the residents of Coatesville, Caln, Parkesburg and Downingtown. Among the many themes, announced within bursts of applause, was the need for economic empowerment. Williams explained, “we need to invest in the district and we need to invest in the lives of the people.”

His focus will not be just on policy issues but on moral issues – jobs that can sustain families as well as individuals, a fair livable wage, progress with people in mind so no one is left behind.

“I believe a measurement of success is not only how a community is doing but how the most vulnerable are doing,” explained Williams who described himself today as a professor, pastor, father and also a taxpayer and a citizen.

He touched upon the need “to not only attract but to keep the best and the brightest among us.” To do so the community must equip young people with a good education so they may be first in line to be hired. After another round of applause he reminded the crowd that although there needs to be a focus on education and on economics, the community must remember the elderly among us.

Senator Andy Dinniman, of the PA 19th Senate District, also spoke at the event, giving his strong endorsement, and told the crowd how much he is looking forward to having Williams at his side in Harrisburg, fighting for the citizens of Chester County.

Williams hope for the 74th district is to not only to survive but to thrive. As he told the crowd in Coatesville, “if we pull together, nothing can pull us apart.”

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