Bret's decision to run for office and seek a seat on the city council comes from wanting to make a difference in how people's voices are heard. Bret's love for the community is what drives him, and his background is what makes him an excellent choice for city council. However, Bret looks at serving the public as an honor and not a career.

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. – Abraham Lincoln

A graduate of Harvard University and Stanford Law School, Bret Williams was a federal prosecutor in Georgia and New York, protecting the public, advancing community safety, and making our city a better place to live. Bret has also held attorney positions at the U.S. Department of Justice where he enforced voting rights and at the Environmental Protection Agency. Bret is currently in private practice, married, and has two sons in the Atlanta Public School system. An elder at his church, Bret has also served as a PTO member, volunteered as a recreational soccer coach, hosted an anti-Ebola fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders, served as a Board Member for the Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, and vigorously advocated for a new Atlanta City High School on the old Civic Center site.


Education and Schools: Support the construction of a new campus-style "Atlanta City High School."
The Local Economy: Support Atlanta as the nation's filming, technology, and hospitality capital.
Transportation: Accelerated development of the Beltline, including path for motorized transit.
Community Safety: Emphasis on reducing the number of criminals on the streets.
Housing: Increase the homestead exemption and pass a city-wide inclusionary zoning ordinance.