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David Earl Williams III was born on January 8th, 1984, in Evanston, Illinois. He grew up, however, on Chicago’s North Side neighborhood in Uptown, where he lived with his mother and two sisters, Stacey and Shantel, and one brother, Alex. He would be educated at Joseph Brennemann and Nettlehorst elementary, and Nicholas Senn High School. From 2000-2001, David was a member of Senn High School’s Academic Decathlon team. He helped his team advance onto the regional competition which was a first in the schools history. David would graduate from Senn High School in 2002 while on the Honor roll. 

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Immediately after graduating, David joined the U.S. Navy. He served as a Deck Seaman for the first two years during Operation Iraqi Freedom, then as a Logistics Specialist managing over $2 Billion dollars worth of aviation equipment and over 25 personnel for his remaining time. He was stationed in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan from 2002-2006 on board the U.S.S. Cowpens (CG-63). With his time in the U.S Armed Forces, he has traveled all over Asia and the Australian continent along with the Middle East. David was decorated eight times for his service until his Honorable Discharge in mid-2006.

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Later in 2006, he began his studies abroad, eventually graduating from Lethbridge College located in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, after taking courses in General Studies and Criminal Justices. David wrote a 270-page fictional fantasy novel, Valor Tale, which was published in April 2007 through Xlibris publishing and has sold over 450 copies.

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In 2010, David returned back to the United States taking residences in his birthplace of Evanston, Illinois, where he began his participation in the Chicago chapter of WeAreChange, a nationwide political activism group. During his time with WeAreChange, he protested Corporatism, unconstitutional warfare, and high taxation.

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In 2011, he became involved in the Blue Republican Movement, a grassroots effort spearheaded by Robin Koerner, the founder and publisher of watchingamerica.com and a journalist with the Huffington Post.

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Along with a legion of Ron Paul supporters during the 2012 Republican Presidential primaries, David worked to encourage the Independent and Democratic voting base in states that had closed primaries or caucuses, in which only registered Republicans could vote, to register as Republicans and vote for Ron Paul while working on various local campaigns. Throughout this time, David supported himself as a male model for Urban Offering, an online clothing outlet, and Pink Avenue Models. He also starred as an extra in the music video, “Desert Spring Rose: Film Noir Vignette”, directed by Scott Feigen.

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Many who are close to David see him as a “Renaissance man”. He has also in the past volunteered in disaster relief efforts with Convoy of Hope, assisted in crisis intervention initiatives with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the Pro-Privacy activist organization known as Restore the Fourth, provided veteran service outreach with the American Legion of Morton Grove Post 134, community support with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and along with working on various local political campaigns.

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David ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois’ 9th District as a Republican. He lost the  primary by 1,427 votes on March 18, 2014. Then in 2016, David would once again run for the U.S. House in Illinois’ 9th District as an Independent (Write-in) candidate. He would receive 949 votes (0.29%) on November 8, 2016. This would result in the highest recorded votes for a write-in candidate in the 9th district history. Currently he is active with the Libertarian party of Chicago.