Wayne Williams was elected El Paso County Clerk & Recorder in 2010 with 68% of the vote. Wayne previously served as special legal counsel for the Clerk & Recorder’s Office and as a member of the El Paso County Election Canvass Board. He is a graduate of the Clerk & Recorder’s Citizens' Academy.
As Clerk, Wayne Williams strives to work with the staff to provide excellent customer service in Motor Vehicle, Recording, Elections, and Clerk to the Board. In Elections, Wayne is committed to fair and accurate processes. He has testified before the legislature on election reform and continues to work to reform our election processes by requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote and photo identification in order to vote.
The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance honored Wayne with the Regional Leader of the Year Award in December, 2013. The award was presented for Wayne’s work in administering efficient and transparent elections during the year and making processes easier for citizens and business. Wayne credited the hard work of the Clerk’s staff in serving the citizens of El Paso County in the most efficient and transparent way possible, whether through Motor Vehicle transactions or administering fair and clean elections.
Prior to his selection as Clerk & Recorder, Wayne Williams served as an El Paso County Commissioner for District 1 from 2003 to 2011. During Wayne's time on the Board of County Commissioners, he worked to expand our area's transportation systems and to support our military. He played a key role in obtaining funding for COSMIX and Fort Carson’s I-25/Hwy16 Interchange, and approval of the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA).
Wayne also served three times as Chairman of the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments which sets transportation priorities and allocates transportation funding throughout El Paso, Teller, and Park Counties, as well as provides military impact planning and program funding for older citizens. He also served as the Chairman of the PPRTA and President of the Baptist Road Rural Transportation Authority. Since 2005, Wayne has served as the region's representative to Colorado's Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee.
As Commissioner, Williams served as liaison to the Clerk & Recorder, District Attorney, and the Judiciary. He also served as the Board’s representative to the Pikes Peak Library District, During his time on the Board of County Commissioners, Wayne worked to increase citizen involvement through fair elections, open meetings, and expanding the resources available on the County's web pages. He testified at the State Legislature with respect to elections, citizenship, and transportation, among other items.
Prior to and, in many cases, after his election, Wayne served in various positions within the community, including Chairman of the Colorado Springs Housing Authority, Boy Scout Troop Committee Chairman, and member of the Board of Directors of the Pikes Peak Community Action Agency. He is an active member of the Chapel Hills Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he currently serves in the Bishopric.
Politically, Wayne Williams is a past Chairman of the El Paso County Republican Party, where he oversaw the caucus and assembly election process for the County’s largest political party. For more than a decade he has played an active role in crafting bylaws to ensure fair elections.
In addition to his service in elected office, Wayne operated a local small business since 1998 in which his legal practice focused on labor and employment law matters. Wayne also teaches employment law seminars locally and throughout the nation. Two Colorado legislatures selected Wayne to serve as one of Colorado's six representatives to the National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws.
Wayne has been married to his wife Holly for more than 24 years. Wayne and Holly live in Briargate and have four children. Their oldest child is an honors graduate of the University of Colorado, two presently attend college, one at UCCS and the other at Southern Virginia University, and their youngest attends Rampart High School.
Wayne can be reached through his cell phone, 439-1870, or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.