April 16


Williams' chief joins the Valor Club

Jill DeYoung, chief of staff for District 8 Councilman Reed Williams, is leaving Williams’ office this month to join the Valor Club, the Pecan Valley Golf Course redevelopment designed for disabled veterans and senior citizens.

Williams, a popular and well-regarded Northside rep, announced early in 2012 that he wouldn’t seek a third term on Council. The news came as a surprise in no small part because DeYoung’s resume fueled speculation that Williams would seek a higher office. She has more than 20 years of political experience, including working as a consultant for then Commissioner Lyle Larson in his unsuccessful race for Congress, and 13 years as political director and treasurer for Congressman Henry Bonilla.

“I have consistently tried to talk [Williams] into running for something else, or staying on Council,” DeYoung said.

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