Andy Williams Jr. is a modern-day abolitionist, liberation theologian, historian, statesman, and social entrepreneur who campaigned for president in the 2020 election as a Libertarian. Williams grew up in a middle-class family with his father and German stepmother. After they separated, Williams strayed into gangs and a life of crime. He dropped out of school in the 9th grade. In 1990; Williams was arrested for robbery and sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections. Three months after being released from the Illinois Department of Corrections, Williams found himself in jail charged with possession of a controlled substance, a class X felony. While awaiting trial, Williams discovered the law library and assisted in his trial defense. Less than a year after being arrested, Williams was found not guilty in a bench trial.
Once released, Williams emerged as a leader in the street organization. After embracing the new concept, Williams turned from his evil and wicked ways. By embracing the teachings of his Hebrew roots, he became an advocate for change. Casting himself as a revolutionary, Williams filed a claim naming then President, Bill Clinton demanding his freedom from modern-day slavery. The court ruled Williams was unfit to stand trial and ordered him to a mental health center. When Williams was released, he continued in the vision of his Hebrew teachings as a disciple of Yeshua while applying the principles of Growth and Development.
In 2005, the Bank of New York wrongfully foreclosed upon his family home. Williams fought the foreclosure for thirteen years. He joined the NAACP and held the office of 3rd vice president and chairman of Housing until launching his own advocacy group. Williams went to work for Kozar Law Office in Elmhurst, Illinois, and started growing his people's rights advocacy and empowerment group. In 2019, Williams was awarded a patent for one of his inventions.
Williams' passion for social justice is fueled by his life experience and the death and suicide of his two younger brothers as well as the 2019 mass shooting in his hometown, Aurora, Illinois by his childhood friend Gary Martin. Williams is committed to making a difference in the lives of people by any means necessary. Rather than shy away from the many tumultuous chapters in his life, Williams uses them as experiences to fuel the fire in his quest for social justice. In 2019, Williams set himself free from mental slavery. Branded as the Hood Candidate, Williams's message is simple: Let's restore the neighbor back in the hood.