Claudette Williams was born in the beautiful island of Jamaica and migrated to Brooklyn, New York at an early age. After finding herself a single mother with four children, three of her own and an extended family member, Claudette moved to Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania in search of a better life for herself and her children. She has lived in the Poconos since 1998.
In the wake of 9/11 Claudette found herself wondering what she could do for her country. She had been a member of the Armed Force for 15 years prior to the unforgettable tragedy, but was called to active duty in 2003 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
As a single mother, the decision of whether or not to answer the call was an extremely difficult one. Ultimately, Claudette realized that by answering the call to serve her country, she would be protecting the safety of her children as well. Fortunately, Claudette was able to "enlist" the help of family, friends and her community to look after her children as she made the sacrifice to protect our country, our legacy, and our FREEDOM.
Claudette Williams is a mother, veteran and Democratic candidate for the 40th Senatorial District in 2018.