Tobin C. Williamson joined the Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition in January 2022 as its new Advocacy Manager. In this role Williamson will drive advocacy work aimed at increasing equity, inclusion, and empowerment for immigrants and communities of color in Maine. He will focus on coalition and partnership building, grassroots organizing, policy analysis, and working across various immigrant communities.
Williamson earned a master’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina and spent semesters abroad in Prague, CZ and Bath, U.K. A native Arkansan, his undergraduate degrees include a bachelor’s degree in geography and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Central Arkansas.
Williamson has served in two U.S. Congressional offices and two Consulates General. His congressional experience prioritized constituent services and community outreach, and focused at various times on immigration, foreign policy, and veterans/defense issues. He also spent time as a congressional intern on Capitol Hill and as an intern with the World Affairs Council of Seattle.
Williamson moved to Maine in 2021 and is looking forward to getting involved in his new community. He lives in Lewiston with his partner, their cats, and their horse.