Uptown Standard Newspaper Publisher James Williams entering the Democratic Primary for the 9th Council District

Real solutions based on experience and practice, not theory and talking points.   

PHILADELPHIA, PA– Uptown Standard Newspaper Publisher and Co-Founder will be seeking the Democratic Nomination for the 9th Council District. 

James Williams is a lifelong resident of the Cedarbrook section of Philadelphia, where he resides with his wife, Sheena. He is a graduate of Saint Raymond Grade School, Bishop McDevitt High School, and Cabrini University. 

James brings a wealth of experience and leadership into the race. He has served as a Constituent Services Representative in City Council in the Office of Councilman David Oh, where he was responsible for the Blue-Chip Initiative, the Youth Non-Profit Symposium, the Black Film Advisory Committee, and was Councilman Oh’s liaison to several Community Organizations and RCO’s in Northwest Philadelphia. He understands how to manage the core responsibilities of the office and the importance of providing quality constituent service from firsthand experience. 

His ability to lead is unquestionable; he was an NCAA Head Track & Field Coach for 15 years coaching at West Chester University, Gwynedd Mercy University, Cabrini University, and Cheyney University. While at Cabrini University, he was named the NCAA Women’s Coach of the Year twice. 

While at Cheyney, he was elected APSCUF Coaches Union President and At-Large Delegate. He handled members’ grievances with the universities leadership and fought for fair wages and employee rights. 

James understands the issues that Philadelphia is experiencing with Juvenile Crime; he has worked as a mental health worker in Philadelphia Schools and as a Youth Advocate for at-risk youths. In addition, he was the Director of Institutional Advancement at Bishop McDevitt HS and Martin Saints HS; he brings firsthand experience operating schools as a school administrator. He understands the needs of our schools and what it takes to raise the quality of education that we offer in our public schools.  

As the owner of the Uptown Standard Newspaper, on a regular basis, he hears the concerns of the residents and businesses in the 9th District. James has the experience to help solves these issues and address the concerns. From his experience as a successful small business owner, he knows how to help grow our small business economy and our commercial corridors.  

Please join us on Feb 18, 2023 from 7pm-9pm at the Commodore Barry Club for the James Williams for City Council Campaign Kickoff. 

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