Commissioner David Williams was elected to the Board of County Commissioners in November 2020. Commissioner Williams and his wife Emily reside in Indian Trail and have two teenage sons in Union County Public Schools and a daughter at NC State. Commissioner Williams grew up in a suburb of Denver in Arapahoe County, Colorado, and graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. Subsequently, he embarked on a career in financial services as a stockbroker and registered investment advisor before changing careers and entering the Charlotte School of Law in 2010. Commissioner Williams is a licensed North Carolina attorney in good standing.
Commissioner Williams is active in his community, church and working pro bono for legal causes. He enjoys history, baseball and genealogy, and is a direct descendant of David Williams, who was buried in Steele Creek Presbyterian cemetery in Mecklenburg County in 1777.
Commissioner Williams entered this position with the heartfelt knowledge that he assumes a public trust, one that should be approached with humility and with the best interest of Union County residents as front of mind. He believes in limited government, low taxes and faithful stewardship of the public purse. He seeks to listen with a friendly ear and welcomes resident input on the issues facing Union County.