Lily Tang Williams
Born in the wild west of China, Sichuan province near Tibet, and raised with her two sibling brothers by illiterate working-class parents, Lily grew up facing poor living conditions, food rationing, political, and social chaos. In this tumultuous environment, she quickly developed both street smarts and compassion as well as the values of perseverance and hard work. At 17, Lily graduated at the top of her high school class and placed near the top of the national exams (held once each year for three eight hour days). She did well enough that she was only one of three students from her province of 80 million people to be accepted to Fudan university law school that year, one of China’s top five universities.
Lily received her university law degree at Fudan University in Shanghai, practiced law and joined the Law faculty at Fudan. She came over to the U.S. in 1988 to earn a Master’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work with a minor in Administration and Planning.
After her Master’s degree, Lily worked with troubled youth from dysfunctional families in Ivanson Memorial Hospital and Wyoming Home Health Care in Laramie, Wyoming as a social worker. Later, she worked for corporations in Hong Kong and the United States as a corporate executive. In particular, as “China Operations Manager” for PREL Inc., directly reporting to it’s president, she was responsible for the overall management of China-based office performing Wal-Mart manufacturer certification, quality control, and inspection. In that capacity, she also acted as a liaison between Wal-Mart’s exclusive world buying agent at the ime, PREL Inc., and vendors in China and Wal-Mart buyers.
Lily became a Colorado small business woman and entrepreneur in 2000. She is currently the President and founder of ACM International Corporation, a consulting and trading firm in Colorado specializing in China-related business services. She and her husband John also own and manage their rental properties in Colorado and Nevada.
Lily first got involved in politics by taking an internship under Republican Brad Young, Chair of the Joint Budget Committee, at the Colorado State Capital in 2002. She served on the Board of the Homeowners Association of Rowley Downs in Parker from 2000 to 2002. She was elected to serve as a member and Chair of Governing Council of Challenge to Excellence Charter School in Douglas County School District from 2005 to 2008.
Lily left the Republican Party and joined the Libertarian Party in 2008 because she felt the Republican party was abandoning principles of liberty. She was nominated as a Colorado Delegate to the Libertarian National Convention in 2012 and volunteered as the District Coordinator for the Libertarian Candidate for President Gary Johnson. She volunteered to testify against the gun control laws at the Colorado Senate hearings in March of 2013 (see her video on this website and her Facebook Page: Lily4Liberty). She also published her article “Guns against tyranny” on National Review online in September 2013. Lily was nominated as a candidate by the Colorado Libertarian Party in March of 2014 to run for the Colorado State of Representatives in District 44.
Lily and her husband John have been married since 1990. They have lived in Parker, Colorado since 1999. They are the proud parents of three children: Arthur, Charlie and Mae. Lily and John also own a German Sheppard dog named Ajiao, which in Mandarin means ‘Cute and Proud’.
Big government people have always been attracted to power, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Big government people are perpetually alarmed busybodies who fearfully want to insert themselves into everybody’s business here and abroad, telling them what to do or not do. That is why I felt I had to become an advocate for liberty. Let us stop these people now. Wake up and stand up. Remember how this country was founded and what our constitution really protects – Individual Liberty! Vote for liberty, vote for small, effective, and limited government, and vote for me. I will be your fierce fighter for liberty, because I have been fighting for liberty all my life. Join me, stay the cause for freedom.
-Lily Tang Williams