MADISON, WI – Long-time community leader Tyrone Cratic Williams announced today he is entering the race for State Representative of Assembly District 76, which includes Madison’s Isthmus, parts of the University of WI, the Vilas neighborhood and parts of the North and East side.
Cratic Williams has called Madison home since his freshman year at Madison East High School. Cratic Williams graduated from Edgewood College, earning a bachelor of art, competing as an NCAA athlete. He proudly served in the inaugural class of the Community Scholars Program, completing an extensive service learning program. His father and mother still serve Madison’s East and North sides as teachers, coaches, and mentors.
Since 2014, Cratic Williams has served as a Police Officer, with the majority of his patrol career spent serving the neighborhoods of Assembly District 76, allowing him the privilege of understanding the strengths and challenges of our diverse community. Cratic Williams has worked as a youth educator, program coordinator, and mentor to at-risk youth and families throughout the Madison area. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Common Wealth Development Inc. tackling affordable housing, unemployment and youth development.
“I’ve been serving on the frontlines in my community for over 13 years. I’ve spent my life being raised, educated, living, serving, and working directly in District 76. As an advocate, I’ve used my platforms to help people and find solutions.”
Throughout his career, volunteerism, and personal life, Cratic Williams has served as an advocate for communities of color and those often underserved. He has worked to reform implicit and racial bias in law enforcement, and trains social service agencies, colleges and universities on topics of privilege and bias. In 2017, he founded Cratic Capital Development, LLC, with the mission to provide communities of color with the foundational tools to combat issues surrounding financial illiteracy.
“I have a deep history with this community. The people here have molded me into who I am today. I have first-hand experience working in the community supporting Wisconsin based start-ups and small businesses, providing access to healthcare, combating racial disparities and investing in workforce development programs.”