Velesha P. Williams (Democrat) was a candidate for Governor of Mississippi. Williams lost the primary on August 6, 2019.
Candidate Connection survey in 2019. .
Williams graduated from Jackson State University with a B.S. in 1983 and an M.A. in 1996. She served as an active duty officer in the U.S. Army from 1983 to 1992. Williams' professional experience includes working as an elementary teacher and as a director/PI for several federal- and state-funded programs for Jackson State University.