Williams is the former Chair of the Boulder County Democrats — he formally resigned earlier this month — who is apparently preparing a campaign for Congress in CD-2. He has a website and everything, though it’s still “under construction.”
Who is Mark Williams? Here’s how John Fryar explained his bio in a story last month for the Longmont Times-Call:
Boulder resident Williams is chief executive officer of VUmind and Dynamic Human Solutions, an organizational development consulting business.
Uh, okay. That doesn’t explain much, so here’s what it says about Williams on the VUmind website:
A former US Air Force F-15 pilot and long time practitioner of mindfulness, Mark has spent over two decades focusing on brain and body dynamics. His knowledge of stress management, concentration techniques and situational awareness in the high performance environment brings a hands-on operational perspective to the team.
That’s a lot of Marketing-speak. The best we can tell, Williams is the CEO of a business (or two) that creates how-to meditation videos. Or something. Take a look at the short clip below from VUmind, and make sure that you check out this video about the toolbox (and then try telling us we’re wrong about that Stuart Smalley/Mr. Rogers joke).
Anyway, it would be very, very, very difficult to be more of a “Boulder liberal” than Williams, so maybe he’ll have some support in a Democratic Primary. Williams has a lot of ground to make up if he hopes to provide a serious challenge to Democrat Joe Neguse, a former candidate for Secretary of State who wasted no time entering the CD-2 race after incumbent Rep. Jared Polis announced that he would run for governor in 2018.