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Lambert honors Williams for 20 years of service to Abilene

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Heather Claborn
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KACU
Jay Hardaway, Senior Policy Adviser, for State Representative Stan Lambert presented Mayor Williams with a Texas flag that was flown over the Texas Capitol.

Stan Lambert’s office took time to honor Mayor Anthony Williams today for his 20 years of service to the Abilene community. Mayor Williams began his career in Abilene in 2001 when voters elected him to the City Council. He ran a successful campaign for mayor in 2017, and was re-elected in November 2020.

Jay Hardaway, Senior Policy Adviser, for State Representative Stan Lambert presented Mayor Williams with a Texas flag that has flown over the Texas Capitol. Hardaway noted that besides 20 years of service, Mayor Williams has also accomplished something historic, “No one in the history of this city has served as long as Mayor Williams. So, we’re not just honoring something of today we are honoring something that is gonna stand in the history of our community.”

Mayor Williams spoke not only of how proud he is of the city of Abilene, but also how proud he is of this moment, “I’m proud of my service. I mean this is my hometown. I get to be the mayor of my hometown. And so I’m proud of Abilene, proud of this moment, and just happy to be a member who has volunteered their time to support and contribute to Abilene.”

Looking to the future, Mayor Williams said he has been approached about running for higher office, but he’s currently focused on helping Team Abilene be better. He was non-committal about serving another term as mayor, but he left the door open to the possibility.