Jawaharial (Omar) Williams (D-010)

State Representative Jawaharial Williams

Jawaharial (Omar) Williams (D-010)
Email - Web Site - Twitter

Capitol: 217.782.8077
FAX: 217.782.3885
District: 312.265.1019
Room 258-W Stratton Office Building 401 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706
2532 West Warren Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60612
Residence:Chicago, IL

Committee Assignments


Jawaharial Omar Williams has been committed to helping others since he was a child. Creating opportunities and establishing equity for every Illinois resident are among his core values and is what has driven him to a life of service to his community. Williams grew up in Chicago, where he attended both Marshall and Senn High Schools. Although he grew up in underserved communities, Williams attended schools in areas with more resources, which allowed him to see first-hand how politics can influence change. His experience drove him to become a voice for the voiceless. Williams got involved in politics at an early age, volunteering alongside his mother who worked on Harold Washington's mayoral campaign and was a Cook County Commissioner. But it was a summer internship as a clerk for the Cook County Courts that sparked Williams' interest in the judicial process. The internship inspired him to major in criminal justice at Northeastern Illinois University where he earned a B.A. Before serving in the Illinois House of Representatives, Williams served as President of the Young Democrats on both the state and national level. He also worked as a Precinct Captain for Secretary of State Jesse White and 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett. Throughout his career, Williams has maintained a connection with his community and the issues that matter most. He understands that many of the residents of his district don't have access to the economic resources and opportunities they need to succeed and has prioritized working to connect people with job opportunities, particularly in the construction trades. Williams is an active member of the Laborers' International Union of North America and the Plumbers Local 130 UA. He has been endorsed by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Speaker of the Illinois House Michael Madigan, and 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr. In his free time, Williams has coached several adult league softball teams. He also loves watching true crime shows and volunteering.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2019    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 3/13/1973
Counties Representing