Steve Williams is a 1974 graduate of Huntington High School. He earned a BA in Political Science with Cum Laude honors from Marshall University in 1978 and a Master's of Public Administration from West Virginia University in 1980.
Steve has served as an at-large Huntington City Councilman since 2009. He began serving Huntington in 1984 as the city's Director of Economic Development and later served as City Manager from 1984 to 1985. Steve also represented Cabell and Wayne Counties in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1987 to 1994.
Steve has also had many leadership roles with organizations in the Huntington community. He is currently the President of Marshall University's M Club and a member of the Board of Directors on Marshall's Big Green Scholarship Foundation, Alumni Association, and Society of Yeager Scholars. Steve is a member of the Huntington Rotary Club and a Senior Warden and Sunday School Teacher at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Steve is married to Mary Poindexter Williams, his wife of 11 years. He has two step-daughters, Nikki and Laura Urban, along with his dogs, Beau and Gus, and his cat, Sox.
Steve and the membrers of city council were inaugurated Jan. 3, 2013, at a ceremony at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. Click here to read the mayor's inaugural address.