Sylvester Williams

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Biographical Questionnaire

What is your full name?  Sylvester Williams


When were you born? Where?  1955, Lincoln Hospital in Durham


What is your educational background?

Business and Accounting Degrees,  Attended Durham Tech, North Carolina Central University


What was/is your most recent job?

Financial Analyst


Do you have pets? No


What are you reading? The Bible


What is a personal characteristic you have that makes you feel qualified to be Mayor?

Leader with a financial background.  Established and supported orphanages and churches around the world.  Executive Secretary for NGO based in Ivory Coast.  Former Chair for Economic Development for Durham Business And Professional Chain and Durham Committee On The Affairs Of Black People.  Pastor of a local church.


What are the most important issues in this race to you?  

Twenty eight percent growth in poverty from 2000 to 2015.  Tracts in Durham with unemployment over 30%.  About half of blacks in Durham living in poverty.  Durham’s poverty rate is greater than the state of North Carolina and the country.  Job creation. Affordable housing.