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District 3 (2012-2016)

Serving Brea, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Orange, Villa Park, Portola Hills, Yorba Linda, portions of Anaheim, portions of Lake Forest, and portions of Tustin.

Biographical Information

Ken is a physician, health educator, and university professor serving the citizens of the Third Supervisorial district since 1996 as a trustee to the Orange County Department of Education. As a conservative advocate he promotes the family and parental rights, greater personal responsibility, limited government, public safety and safe schools, high academic standards, educational accountability, and a “back to basics" and traditional approach to education.

In 1996, the voters of the third supervisorial district elected Dr. Williams to his current publicly elected seat as a member of the Orange County Board of Education. During his first campaign for public office, he defeated a twenty-year incumbent on a "back to education basics" theme. Ken also is an elected official representing the communities of Orange, Santa Ana and Garden Grove as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Central County Regional Occupational Program.

Dr. Ken Williams is a native of Orange County born in Garden Grove in 1958. He is a board-certified primary care physician practicing general medicine and surgery. He is on staff at St. Joseph Hospital, Hoag Hospital-Newport and Irvine, and family practice department chairman at Children's Hospital of Orange County. He has been in private medical practice since 1986.

Dr. Williams has participated in numerous town hall meetings promoting personal healthcare responsibility and during the debate on single payer healthcare, he publicly debated and opposed government control of our nation's medical healthcare system. He has also appeared on radio and television programs defending traditional family values; the sanctity of life and traditional marriage between a man and a woman; and scientifically based sex education programs that decrease sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancies.

In public safety, Ken is a sworn law enforcement officer as a reserve member of the Orange County Sheriffs Department. He serves as a volunteer sheriff deputy in the city of San Clemente. Ken's passion for public safety and protection of children and families from violence is his primary public policy effort as an elected member from his community.

Dr. Williams attended private Christian and public schools in Costa Mesa, and graduated from Estancia High School in 1976. He completed his premedical studies and obtained his B.A. degree from the University of California, Irvine in 1980. In 1984, he earned his medical degree from the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, and completed his postgraduate surgical and medical and residency training at Pacific Hospital in Long Beach.

On a personal note, Dr. Williams strongly believes in our nation's founding fathers’ vision of our country being the "city on the shining hill." He consistently promotes our nation's Constitution, the spirit of the Declaration of Independence, and the reliable standards of Judeo-Christian values as the reason for our nation's greatness. He is a product of a middle class, traditional, and conservative family whose parents immigrated to the United States from Canada and England.

Ken has three exceptional sons, Christopher, Craig, and Scotty. Chris is a junior and senior high teacher who graduated from Biola University and Azusa Pacific University with his Masters in Education. Craig is currently a second year law student at Chapman Law School, and Scotty is a member of the Class of 2014 at the United States Military Academy-West Point. Most importantly Ken is a devoted husband of 32 years to his wife, Janet. Dr. Williams and his family are residents of the city of Villa Park and attend worship at Mariners Church in Irvine.