Iowa House District 60
Dave Williams announced he will run for Iowa House District 60, which includes the community of Hudson and parts of Waterloo and Cedar Falls.
Williams, through his experience as a former operations manager at John Deere and active community volunteer, understands the need for collaboration in order to identify problems, determine solutions and reach goals that result in mutual benefit for those involved. The lack of this approach led him to run for office.
Williams was born and raised in Iowa by parents who owned a small business after his father was forced by disability to leave his skilled-trades job. He began his career as an engineer at John Deere and held a number of managerial positions of increasing responsibility during his 36 years with the company. He was a self-employed executive coach and small business consultant after concluding his Deere career.
During his time at John Deere, Williams led the implementation of new technology and methods to ensure innovative energy and environmental management, quality improvement and operations management within his areas of responsibility. Williams was also an adjunct professor at the University of Northern Iowa’s College of Business Administration.
Williams finds enjoyment in volunteering in his community and has served as vice president of the Cedar Falls Board of Education, chair of the Cedar Falls Utilities Board of Trustees, chair of the Cedar Falls Historic Preservation Commission, and was a key leader in the establishment of the Cedar Falls telecommunications utility. In addition to volunteering, Dave spends his free time on outdoor recreation, historic preservation, and sport touring on his motorcycle.