BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Democratic Party today released a statement expressing deep sadness and sincere condolences for the loss of Rep. Alfred Williams, a Democrat who represented District 61 (Baton Rouge) in the Louisiana Legislature. He was a leader and a stalwart advocate for his constituents, and he served as chairman of the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee during the 2015 session.
A graduate of Capitol High School in Baton Rouge, Southern University and Southern University Law School, Rep. Williams formerly served as assistant chief administration officer for Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden, and had served on the East Baton Rouge School Board.
“Today we join our fellow Democrats and our fellow citizens across the state mourning the loss of a great leader, a respected lawmaker, and a dear friend,” said Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, chairwoman of the Louisiana Democratic Party. “Rep. Williams was the kind of leader we could all admire and look up to, and every day in the session he fought for his constituents and worked to uphold Louisiana family values. He will be deeply missed.”