The 23-year-old was re-elected to lead B.C.'s first urban First Nations government yesterday. Williams defeated his only challenger, six-time chief Kim Baird, by 20 votes — nine more than his margin of victory in the September election.
Baird says she's disappointed that she wasn't elected, but she's satisfied with the results.
"I'm pleased that there's a much better turnout of the membership so everyone got their say. I'm also please, in some ways, that the vote was close, so I think I had a respectable showing, if you will," said Baird.
Under Baird the Tsawwassen First Nation won self-government — carrying the status of a municipality — in a landmark treaty in 2009, and was active in developing its lands.