Patrick C. Williams knows Shreveport. He was born and raised here. He cares about this great city. He has worked in cities across the nation and yet he chose to come back to Shreveport.
Patrick was raised on the historic Cooper Road, or what you now know as Martin Luther King Drive. He was raised by a loving family who provided all that he needed to be successful, though that meant sometimes all of his wants could not be met. As a young boy, he knew that he had to make something of himself. His father instilled the importance of education and learning in him from an early age. Patrick knew that education was his ticket to success in life. That drive is what led him to get his Bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from Southern University, his Master’s in Business Administration from Centenary College and to currently pursue his Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Science at Walden University.
In 2000, Patrick was elected to serve as Caddo Parish Commissioner for four years. Patrick proudly served as a commissioner where he worked on issues such as infrastructure improvement, economic development and public health initiatives.
Patrick’s degrees and parish commission experience have helped him start his own architectural engineering consulting firm, Williams Enterprises, LLC. He started his firm in 2008 and has worked on projects such as the YWCA Women’s Shelter, the Sci-Port Space Center, Bossier Parish Courthouse, Shreveport Regional Airport and the Central Fire Station. His experiences as a parish commissioner and a businessman have helped him tremendously while he has served as a State Representative for District 4.
In 2007, Patrick Williams was elected to serve as the Louisiana State Representative for District 4. Patrick has worked hard to serve the people of District 4 and Louisiana as a whole. In his freshman year alone, Patrick authored or co-authored 79 bills. His work in the state legislature has been towards the education, health issues and economic revitalization of Louisiana. He has also worked very passionately towards improving the health of our children.
Patrick’s work for children’s health initiatives extends outside of the state legislature. At the beginning of each legislative session, Patrick Williams and members of the Shreveport community walk 226 miles from Shreveport to Baton Rouge in order to raise awareness for childhood obesity and autism. Even though this walk is meant to help others and bring awareness to childhood health issues, it has gotten Patrick noticed as well. He has been commended on the floor of Congress by Congressman John Fleming and Senator Mary Landrieu. He also won Legislator of the Year by the YWCA, as well as State Representative of the Year by the Louisiana Assembly on School Based Health Care.
Patrick fully understands that our children are the leaders of tomorrow and he wants them to be as prepared as possible to become successful citizens. That starts with being healthy and willing to learn.
Patrick’s passion for learning and education has spilled over into his work as a public servant. Patrick wants to improve Shreveport’s education system and knows what it takes to do that. He understands that he can’t fix the education system by himself. It takes a community working together. He is willing to work with Superintendent Goree, the school board, the teachers and the parents to increase the performance of Shreveport’s students.
Patrick and his wife, Karanda, both love the city of Shreveport. He is prepared to do what it takes to bring life back to our city. We need a mayor with experience as a businessman, a public servant, and most importantly, a caring resident of Shreveport who is willing to put in the work needed in the mayor’s office. We need Patrick Williams.