Nicole Williams’ life is driven by service to the community. Growing up in Washington, DC, she was raised by a single mother who taught her the values of hard work and fighting for what’s right.
Nicole embraced these lessons. In high school, she led a fight against random searches of lockers. As a student at the University of Pittsburgh, she advocated for women’s reproductive rights.
After working her way through law school, she joined a Maryland law firm and got involved in political outreach and mobilization on behalf of Democratic candidates.
She’s been recognized as a “Top 40 under 40” leader in Prince George’s County and previously was elected to serve on Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee.
Today, Nicole is serving as our Delegate as our voice for all of us in Annapolis.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
Nicole Williams - Legislation
Prince George's County
Nicole voted to create an urban tree program to replace trees removed during transportation construction projects. Nicole is proud to support advances in renewable energy sources such as offshore wind projects here in Maryland that will help clean our air and waterways as well as bring more jobs to the state.
The Chesapeake Bay is one of our State's greatest resources and Nicole is committed to fighting for greater measures to keep the Bay and other local waterways such as the Anacostia and the Potomac River clean.
Protecting our environment is important for the future of the planet and the health of everyone.
During the 2020 session, Nicole voted for the "Blueprint for Maryland's Future Act" and voted to override the Governor's veto during the 2021 session.
The bill provides an additional $7 billion for school construction, educational programs, and student/teacher support. The blueprint expands access to high-quality schooling for students regardless of location.
In order to increase opportunity for every resident, the General Assembly has passed Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Funding (HB1), which allocates $577 million to Maryland’s four historically Black colleges and universities in order to increase the availability and accessibility of distinct programming.
Blueprint for Maryland's Future - Revisions (HB1372) added certain provisions to the original Blueprint bill. The State Department of Education is now required to submit reports in relation to information technology. More specifically, this bill addresses the loss that students across the state have faced in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Nicole supported the following for the economy in 2020 & 2021 -
Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2022) (HB 588) details the Governor’s $49.35 billion budget proposal for the 2022 Fiscal Year. Highlights of this budget include nearly $7.5 billion for K-12 funding, $1 billion in tax relief to Marylanders most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, $43 million invested into renewable and clean energy, and $1.6 billion in state and federal funds to fight our current public health emergency.
The Maryland RELIEF Act was a much-needed step towards our recovery as a state from the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights of the RELIEF Act include direct stimulus payments, increased unemployment support, and tax credits and relief for small businesses. Over $178 million in relief was provided to 400,000 Marylanders, provisions to repeal all state and local income taxes on unemployment benefits from 2020 and 2021 allow for more money in Marylanders' pockets, and close to $200 million was set aside for small businesses in the form of sales tax credits.
Having a dry, clean place to sleep every night should be a basic human right. Affordable housing in the DC Metro area is hard to find and many of our most vulnerable citizens are finding themselves on the streets and in shelters.
Nicole will fight for more affordable housing, and a diverse housing stock within our community.
As a real estate attorney she has seen the harmful effects of predatory lending and will push back against the deregulation of lending practices here in Maryland, and will fight for measures that will help people who are facing foreclosure or wrongful evictions.
Nicole supported the following for Police Reform in 2020 & 2021 -
The Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021 (HB 670) introduced by Speaker Jones is an all-encompassing police reform bill. This bill repeals the Law Enforcement Officer Bill of Rights and requires each county to have a police accountability board, amongst other provisions.
Criminal Law - Law Enforcement Officers - Prohibition on Sexual Activity (SB 43) prohibits law enforcement officers from engaging in sexual conduct with victims, witnesses, or suspects in their custody in an open investigation. An officer found guilty of violating this law can be subject to a maximum of three years imprisonment, a $3,000 fine, or both. Delegate Williams was the primary sponsor of this bill in the House.
Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021 - Body-Worn Cameras, Employee Programs, and Use of Force (SB71) requires law enforcement officers who regularly interact with the public to wear body-worn cameras by July 2023. This bill also requires law enforcement agencies to establish a system that identifies officers who are at risk of using excessive force and provide remedies to rescue said risks. This bill was vetoed by the Governor, but his veto was overridden by the General Assembly.
SB 202 – Correctional Services - Parole - Life Imprisonment, Decisions about parole should never be political. Senate Bill 202 takes the Governor out of parole decisions for those who are sentenced to life in prison after 20 years. Maryland will now join the majority of states who follow this model. This bill ensures the parole process is independent and fair.
Juvenile Law - Juvenile Justice Reform (HB 1187) alters existing law, ensuring that a child under 13 years old is not subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court and cannot be charged with a crime. The bill was sponsored by Delegate Clippinger.
I would love to hear your opinion on how to make our community a better place. I will fight for the things that matter most to our families, and be your voice to ensure a better way of life.
Come visit me in Annapolis at the Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street, Room 209, Annapolis MD 21401
or give me a call at (410) 841-3058; (301) 858-3058