Josh Williams was elected to represent Ohio's 41st House District, which includes the Oregon, Ohio area near Toldeo. Representative Williams is an example of the power of persistence, hope, and determination. He went from a homeless high school dropout to an attorney, with challenges and obstacles along the way.
After dropping out of high school, he went to work to support his young son. He was hurt on the job after falling 30 feet and was disabled for six years because of a serious back injury. Williams credited a change in his mindset as motivation to overcome his injury. He dedicated to stop looking at himself as a victim of his circumstances.
After getting his GED, Williams started college at the age of 30. By the time he was 35, he graduated from law school. His journey from high school dropout to attorney-at-law has shaped his view of society and has inspired him to overcome any challenge he faces.
After graduating from the University of Toledo College of Law with his juris doctorate, Williams decided to give back and help shape our youth by teaching at Adrian College. He teaches constitutional law, criminal law, and criminal procedure in the undergraduate criminal justice programs.