Met Todd [Williams] for the first time at our church several years ago. And as the pastor reminds us, the main thing is [to] keep the main thing the main thing. So you might wonder what the main thing is: to be kind, caring, compassionate and giving.
Anytime we see him, whether at restaurant, hardware store, park or brewery, he is the first to say hello and ask about how you and your family are doing, and you can tell it is heartfelt. He is a regular guy without airs. I am reminded of a saying: It is nice to be important, but more important to be nice, and that is Todd. But don’t think his being caring is a sign of weakness or being soft.
He is a seasoned litigator, board-certified, who served on both sides of the aisle, being a public defender and a prosecutor. He has been in private practice and in public service, so he has seen every facet of the law.
Recently we bumped into him, and he knew my wife served on a jury trial recently. He politely asked her about her experience: What was it like, was there anything his office could have done or do to make the process better or clarify questions she had now after the trial? He asked about … the prosecutor: Did he present the case so she could make an informed decision? The public defender, what swayed her vote one way or the other? To me, that showed he is very much involved in the process and his team, how they conduct themselves. He very much cares about the mechanism and how to make it better. He is not just a delegator.
I can say without any reservation that Todd deserves to be re-elected as Buncombe County DA. We would very well-served with him continuing on because as our county grows, we can be confident we have someone who is practiced, accomplished and has our back and best interests at heart. Someone who is committed to keeping us safe.
— Mark J. Klotz