J.T. Wilcox

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J.T. Wilcox
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Washington House of Representatives 2b
In office
2011 - Present
Years in position 3
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWashington State University
ProfessionCEO/Founder, Wilcox Strategies
Office website
J.T. Wilcox is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Beginning in the 2013 session, Hansen serves as Minority Floor Leader.


Wilcox holds a B.A. in history from Washington State University. He was raised on his family's farm, Wilcox Farms, and served as it's Chief Financial Officer. He is currently the CEO of Wilcox Strategies, a business planning and asset sales consulting firm he founded.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wilcox served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wilcox served on the following committees:



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent J.T. Wilcox (R) and Steven Nielson (L) defeated Rick Payne (Marijuana Party) in the primary. Wilcox and Nielson will face off in the general election.[1][2]

Washington House of Representatives, District 2b Top Two Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJ.T. Wilcox Incumbent 71% 12,496
     Libertarian Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Nielson 19.6% 3,449
     Marijuana Party Rick Payne 9.3% 1,644
Total Votes 17,589


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wilcox ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 2b. Wilcox ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3]


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wilcox was elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 2b, challenging Republican Tom Campbell in the August 17, 2010, primary and defeating him in the November 2, 2010 general election. Wilcox won the election and takes office in January 2011 as Representative in the Washington State House of Representatives.

Washington House of Representatives, District 2b General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png J.T. Wilcox (R) 29,995
Tom Campbell (R) 19,751
Washington House of Representatives, District 2b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png J.T. Wilcox (R) 14,467 58.72%
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Campbell (R) 10,172 41.28 %

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[4] Comprehensive donor information for Wilcox is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Wilcox raised a total of $342,564 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[5]

J.T. Wilcox's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 2 Won $144,711
2010 Washington State House, District 2 Won $197,853
Grand Total Raised $342,564


Wilcox won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wilcox raised a total of $144,711.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to J.T. Wilcox's campaign in 2012
Youngs Market Co$1,800
Washington Forest Protection Association$1,800
Building Industry Association Of Washington$1,800
Washington State Dental Association$1,800
Washington Healthcare Association$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$144,711
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, when Wilcox first won election to the House, he collected $197,853 in donations.[6] He received $2,500 from the House Republican Organizational Committee of Washington, and $1,600 each from the following contributors:

  • Schorno Farms
  • Weyerhaeuser Co
  • Building Industry Association of Washington
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Brian Thacker
  • Associated Builders & Contractors of Western Washington
  • Green Diamond Resource Co
  • Physical Therapy Association of Washington
  • Mikal Thomsen
  • Washington Retail Association
  • Farmers Insurance Group
  • Murray Pacific Management, Inc
  • Northwest Grocery Association
  • Michael Danford
  • Yakima Valley Growers & Shippers Association
  • Wilcox Farms, Inc.
  • AT&T
  • Wal-Mart
  • Regence Blue Shield


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In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[7]


In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[8]

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[9] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[9] Wilcox missed 1 vote in a total of 1211 roll calls.

Freedom Foundation

See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List

The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[10]


Wilcox proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $56.9 million, the 64th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[11] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Wilcox voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - J.T. Wilcox
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

J.T. Wilcox endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [12]


Wilcox and his wife, Kathy, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Deb Wallace (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 2b
Succeeded by