Dr. Williams is a healthcare provider, a small business owner and a Democrat running for Congress in the 2nd Congressional District of Tennessee. As a clinical psychologist, he has the ability to reach across the aisle and get things done. 

Who is Dr. Joshua Williams?

He has been practicing clinical psychology in both private practice and hospital settings for more than 30 years. Dr. Williams has deep ties to the medical community and the patients he has served over the years. He started and directed a comprehensive, hospital-based psychiatric service at Children’s Hospital of East Tennessee. 

He met his wife Dr. Laurie Williams in graduate school at the University of Tennessee. They've been happily married for more than 34 years. Together they raised three children: Rachel, Jennie, and Noah, who are now successful young adults and all graduates of great public schools in Knoxville.

Why Is He Running for Congress?

Dr. Williams wants to stand up for the working people of East Tennessee: the folks who go to work every day, who try their hardest to provide for their families, who give back to their communities every chance they get. 

He's running so he can fight for...

  • Healthcare 
  • Social Security & Medicare 
  • Addiction Treatment
  • Job Growth
  • A Living Wage
  • Public education
  • The Environment

... and so much more. Check out the campaign website and look for updates as he listens to the great people of TN-02 and learns more about the issues that matter most to them.  JoshuaWilliamsforCongress.com.

As a psychologist, he is uniquely qualified to build coalitions, find meaningful consensus and truly represent the interests of people. 

Together, we win.


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  • Dr. Robert Albiston endorsed

    “Joshua's cosistent contributions to the leadership, cultural, and health care sectors of our region place him among the very best we have. He was founder and chief architect of the childrens' inpatient hospital floor of the renowned Children's Hospital in Knoxville and has furthered the development of a number of non-profit community institutions and prominent leadership enterprises. His grasp of today's issues and working relationships with effective leaders in this region are solid and deep. He is first and foremost a healer who stands to bring both conservatives and progressives together to improve the lives of all. He is simply the most qualified to serve in the US Congress!”

  • Sarah Herron endorsed

    “I'm working hard to send Dr. Williams to congress in 2018. His vast experience in healthcare and his training as a clinical psychologist makes him the perfect person for the job. He has the character, the credentials, the work ethic, and the message we need to win in 2018. Yes, we can win in Tennessee's 2nd District. Yes, we can be represented by someone with progressive values who listens. Dr. Williams is the clear choice.”

August 30, 2017

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  • Dr. Robert Albiston endorsed

    “Joshua's cosistent contributions to the leadership, cultural, and health care sectors of our region place him among the very best we have. He was founder and chief architect of the childrens' inpatient hospital floor of the renowned Children's Hospital in Knoxville and has furthered the development of a number of non-profit community institutions and prominent leadership enterprises. His grasp of today's issues and working relationships with effective leaders in this region are solid and deep. He is first and foremost a healer who stands to bring both conservatives and progressives together to improve the lives of all. He is simply the most qualified to serve in the US Congress!”

  • Sarah Herron endorsed

    “I'm working hard to send Dr. Williams to congress in 2018. His vast experience in healthcare and his training as a clinical psychologist makes him the perfect person for the job. He has the character, the credentials, the work ethic, and the message we need to win in 2018. Yes, we can win in Tennessee's 2nd District. Yes, we can be represented by someone with progressive values who listens. Dr. Williams is the clear choice.”

  • Charles Mercer endorsed