Sandra Williams

Ohio House of Representatives, 2007 - 2014
Cuyahoga County

Ohio Senate, 2015 - 2022
Cuyahoga County



Sandra Williams joined the Ohio House of Representatives in 2007, representing the 11th District. The Cleveland native received a bachelor's degree in political science from Cleveland State University, and a master's degree in criminal justice administration from Tiffin University. Before starting her career in the Statehouse, Williams worked in the field of criminal justice for more than a decade, including as a corrections officer, probation officer, parole officer and mediator. Williams also served our country as a member of the United States Army Reserve from 1987 to 1995.


Williams worked for five years in the Statehouse as a legislative aide. She was elected in office in 2006, and reelected in 2008. She was on the following House committees:

-Economic Development (chair),

-Public Utilities Vice chair),

-Financial Institutions, Real Estate and Securities, and

-Veterans Affairs.


She was also appointed to the State Coverage Initiative Institute on Health Care. Williams is a member of the Federated Democratic Women of Ohio, the National Council of Negro Women, the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and the Black Women's Political Action Committee.


Elected to the Ohio Senate, Williams served on a new task force to improve relations between communities and their police departments, formed by Ohio Governor John Kasich.  She resigned from the Ohio Senate in 2022.  


Biography courtesy of the Ohio House of Representatives, 2009, and