Newly selected PNM Candidate for Barataria/ San Juan Jason Williams says he didn’t expect to be chosen as a senator so quickly.
Williams’ inclusion into the senate came after the resignation of Robert Le Hunte on Sunday. Le Hunte served as both a Senator and Minister of Public Utilities.
The radio personality and Roach March winner announced his move into politics one week ago. He hosted his last Grand Slam Morning show on Slam 100.5 on Friday.
“I am at peace with everything,” Williams said.
Speaking outside Parliament this morning Williams told Guardian Media that leaving the only career he knew for 20 years and diving into another was a bittersweet morning but all part of a bigger plan.
“The last show with Blaze and Miles was truly emotional but it’s part of a new journey, “he said
“I’m ready to serve,” he added.
When Guardian arrived at the Red House at 9 am Williams was already inside and was brought back out by Deputy Political Leader of the People’s National Movement Rohan Sinanan.
Sinanan jokingly told reporters, “You’re looking at your next Member of Parliament for Barataria San Juan.”
“I like to be early especially when I’m going into a new space,” Willaims said.
The National Youth League of the PNM congratulated Williams on his post. In a press release the youth league welcomed energy and youthful approach to the political arena.
On Friday when Guardian Media interviewed Williams said there is a need for more young people like himself to join politics.
“We going and come in and bring a different style to it,” he said.