The President of Williams & Associates, Mike Williams, began his career as a senior staff and legislative assistant to United States Senator John McCain. He handled issues ranging from aviation affairs to public land trades. He also served as Senator McCain’s liaison to all elected officials in the State of Arizona.
This experience provided Mr. Williams with a large political base that he has effectively used to assist clients as well as candidates running for statewide or district office. In particular, Mr. Williams has served in a number of election campaigns including those for the Governor, Senate President, Senate Majority Leader, Speaker of the House and House Majority Leader.
In 1991, Mr. Williams was recruited by the Arizona Attorney General to form and direct an intergovernmental and legislative liaison division for the Attorney General’s office. He served as the director of this division for two years acting as the liaison to more than 2,000 trade associations, Arizona businesses and the Arizona State Legislature.
In 1993, Mr. Williams accepted a position with the Phoenix and Milwaukee law firm of Quarles & Brady. While there, he served clients as a government and legislative relations advisor. He represented and assisted clients including Ryder Truck Rental, MCO properties, the Plumbing Industry and Education Trust, Maryatt Industries, Honeywell, Miller Brewing and the Motion Picture Association. Mr. Williams served Quarles & Brady until forming the firm of Williams & Associates.
Mr. Williams attended Arizona State University where he received his B.S. in political science with a minor in economics. He has lived in Arizona for more than 20 years.