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Outspoken, conservative former beauty queen Katie Williams winning race for CCSD board seat

Posted at 1:41 PM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 16:41:01-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County School District Board of Trustees candidate Katie Williams, who went viral in March for a tweet aimed at U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and became known as #CoronaKatie on social media, is on the verge of winning against challenger Jeff Proffitt.

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Williams, who lost her Ms. Nevada 2019 title because of political comments on social media, describes herself as “Katie Williams — Mostly Peaceful Elect” on her Twitter account.

“Mostly Peaceful” is a reference to a CNN chyron used during the Jacob Blake protests in Wisconsin earlier this year.

On William’s website, she says that conservative values are under attack “everywhere,” including public schools, and that is why she chose to run for the Clark County School Board — to bring a “new, common sense conservative voice to the table.”

She also says that she wants to make things better before her 4-year-old daughter enters a CCSD school.

Goals listed on her website if elected include:

  • Holding administrators accountable
  • Introducing school choice to the conversation
  • Working with schools and teachers to identify what they need to meet their mission
  • Bringing parents to the table to discuss their children's education
  • Not accepting a paycheck until every school in District B is raised to the 4-5 star level

Williams, who is a veteran and now serves in the Nevada Army National Guard, currently has 60.51% (59,662) of the votes in Clark County (based on results posted at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 7). Her opponent has 39.39% (38,779).

Lisa Guzman is currently winning against Liberty Leavitt with 53.05% for District A; Evelyn Garcia Morales is winning District C with 52.39%; and Lola Brooks is winning District # with 57.15% of the vote.

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Brooks is currently president of the school board. If Guzman wins, she will replace Deanna Wright and if Garcia Morales wins, she will replace Dr. Linda Young.

Williams is running for the District B seat. District B covers parts of northwest and northeast Las Vegas.