Darrin Williams, Representative, Little Rock, AR
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Darrin Williams is serving his second term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. After graduating from law school, Darrin honed his grassroots political skills working in political outreach for the Democratic National Committee in Washington, DC during several of the Clinton presidential years. With a strong desire to return home to give back to his community, Darrin accepted the position of Chief of Staff and Counsel to Attorney General Mark Pryor. He also spent five years serving on the Little Rock Planning Commission before making the decision to run for the Arkansas General Assembly in 2008.
As chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Darrin was the lead House sponsor of Arkansas’ prison reforms, which will reduce sentencing for non-violent drug and property offenses by increasing emphasis on drug courts and rehabilitation programs that have proven effective. Securing bi-partisan support, Darrin’s leadership proved pivotal in the passage of this important legislation that will save hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decade while maintaining safety.
Among the many honors he has received, Darrin was recently named to the Arkansas Business “40 Under 40″ list of influential state business and political leaders.