Peggy Williams of Black Oak announced her plans to run for District 12 Craighead County Quorum Court.
The democratic candidate has lived in the Eastern District all of her life and said Craighead County and its residents have always been very important to her.
Williams is the daughter of Hershel and Blanche Moxley. She is a Caraway High School graduate. She married Norman Williams in 1967 and moved to Black Oak. Mr. Williams serves as Black Oak Mayor, a position he has held for 12 years. They have one son, Norman. He and his wife, the former Leann Wilson, have two children, Lane 7 and Lyndsey 2.
Williams has worked at Dowless Carpet in Monette for 25 years. Before that she was in a management position at American Greetings Corp. She served as treasurer for the city of Black Oak for 10 years under three previous mayors.
Williams has been involved in several civic projects to better the community or help others. She was instrumental in raising money to provide bulletproof vests for deputies in the Eastern District. When she sees a need in the community, she has taken a leadership role in meeting those needs to help families going through crisis situations.
"Craighead County is very important to me. I have lived in the Eastern District all of my life and I care about the county and the people. I think I can make a difference. I think women should take an active role in community leadership.
"If elected, I will depend on the citizens of District 12 to inform me of their needs and I will take their causes before the Quorum Court members. I will represent the people to the best of my ability. The Lake City Courthouse is and will always be one of my priorities. I think it is important to have the courthouse in Lake City," Williams said.