Connie Williams represented the 17th Senatorial District of Delaware and Montgomery Counties in the Senate of Pennsylvania from 2001 to 2008. From 1997 to 2001 she served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She was also the Senate Democratic Caucus Administrator. Her committee assignments included Democratic Chair of Communications and Technology, Policy, Transportation, Finance, Aging & Youth and Local Government. Senator Williams was also co-chair of the Senate Life Sciences and Biotechnology Caucus and the New Democratic Coalition and a member of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Minority and Women Business Opportunities. Williams has a strong record of community involvement. She was chair of the Democratic Committee of Lower Merion and Narberth as well as the chair of the board of Steppingstone Scholars, Inc. She also sits on the boards of The Kimmel Center, The National Museum of American Jewish History and The Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is a Fellow of the Philadelphia College of Medicine, a member of the Trustees Council of Penn Women, the Forum of Executive Women and the Pennsylvania Women’s Forum. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her leadership and dedication to public service. Senator Williams received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Barnard College, an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an honorary doctorate from Pine Manor College.