Local physician Chuck Williams of Clayton filed this afternoon (Thursday) for a seat on the Johnston County Board of Education.
“My three high school boys have had a very positive educational experience in the Johnston County public schools and I want all the students in our county to share in this same experience,” said Dr. Williams. “I believe it’s important to have parent voices on the board – we have a unique view that can benefit the direction of the system and its policies.”
“I’m also passionate about helping all students in our county enjoy academic success. It’s no secret that the playing field is not equal for every child when he or she enters school. The Board of Education needs to ensure that all children are given every opportunity to pursue their educational dreams regardless of race, gender or socioeconomic class.”
This is Dr. Williams first run for public office, which he sees as a strength. “Fresh faces and new leadership are a benefit to any organization. A mixture of seasoned leaders and those with new ideas should make our board more unified, stronger and ready to face the challenges of a county system experiencing tremendous growth.”
Williams is a board certified family physician who received his bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and his medical degree from Wake Forest University.
He has practiced with Horizon Family Medicine at its Clayton location for the last fifteen years. He founded Project Access of Johnston County, a non-profit devoted to providing free health care to the those without health insurance, and currently serves as the organization’s board chair. He has also previously served as the Chief of Medicine at Johnston Medical Center.
Williams and his wife Robin live in Clayton and have three boys currently attending Clayton High School.