DISTRICT 8
Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Elmsford, Greenburgh, White Plains
Alfreda Williams

Jewel Williams Johnson was elected to the Westchester County Legislature in November 2021 succeeding her mother, Hon. Alfreda Williams, to represent the constituents of the 8th Legislative District.

The 2021 election maintained a Democratic super-majority of the Board, and Legislator Williams Johnson was thrilled to join the Democratic Caucus for the 2022-2023 Legislative term. The November 2021 election saw Democrats capture 15 of the 17 legislator races.

Jewel serves as Chair of the Board of Legislators’ Health Committee. She also serves on five other committees as follows: Budget & Appropriations, Environment, Energy & Climate, Housing, Human Services & Equity and the Seniors & Youth Committees. Legislator Williams Johnson also serves as the Vice Chair of the Housing Committee and on the Budget & Appropriations’ Labor sub-committee. She is also the appointed Board of Legislators (BOL) representative of the Westchester County Board of Health and the BOL member on the Community Services Board.

Jewel is someone who highly regards community involvement and she has always been very active locally.  She has volunteered and held many leadership positions with many organizations, in the hope of making her community a better place for all residents.  Legislator Williams Johnson is the immediate past president of the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, Inc. (WBWPC); founder of the WBWPC Run Lead Strategy Laboratory; former member of the  Westchester County Women's Advisory Board; guest lecturer on Politics at Lehman College; former Vice President, White Plains-Greenburgh Branch, NAACP; former Mentor Program Coordinator, Highview Elementary School; former President, Women's Ministry, Bethel Baptist Church; former Advisory Board Member, WCLA Choice Matters; former member, Town of Greenburgh Arts & Cultural Board and she is also an occasional contributor on Politics for The Westchester County Press to name a few.  Jewel is also a district leader with the Greenburgh Democratic Town Committee.

Professionally, Jewel has been an administrator at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for over 14 years.

Jewel strives to always be accessible, approachable, and attentive to the concerns of the citizens of her district and Westchester County.  She grew up in Westchester, she is a product of the Greenburgh Central School District and considers herself extraordinarily blessed to live in Westchester with her husband, Lacy Johnson, her mother and their Dalmatian, Jasper.