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LD 2’s J.T. Wilcox faces two Primary challengers


Steven Nielson, Candidate,
State Rep. LD 2, Pos. 2

Making inroads to defeat Rep. J. T. Wilcox

“Three candidates are vying to represent the right-leaning 2nd Legislative District, which straddles the Pierce and Thurston county line and includes Graham, Orting, Yelm, Eatonville and other communities near Mt. Rainier.”

“2nd Legislative District incumbent faces two primary challengers”
“Three candidates are vying to represent the right-leaning 2nd Legislative District, which straddles the Pierce and Thurston county line and includes Graham, Orting, Yelm, Eatonville and other communities near Mt. Rainier.”

“A Republican state representative from Yelm is facing his first primary election challenge this year, but not from either of the two major political parties.

State Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, will battle Steven Nielson, a Libertarian from Orting, and Graham resident Rick Payne, who is identified on the ballot as preferring the Marijuana party.”

‘The Aug. 5 primary election will decide which two candidates will move on to the general election, which is Nov. 4.’

‘Wilcox, the former chief financial officer for his familys dairy farm in Roy, said his ties to the community and his political experience distinguish him from the other candidates in the race.’

‘But Payne and Nielson both say its time for a change albeit for different reasons. Nielson, a quality engineer who was recently named secretary of the state Libertarian party, said he thinks more can be done in the Legislature to cut government waste and lower taxes.

Payne, a retired union official, said hes frustrated with what he called gridlock in Olympia, and that he thinks the state should make it easier for people like him to open marijuana businesses,” quoting Melissa Santos in the Tacoma News Tribune.
Read more from McClatchy Newspapers.

Editor’s note:
Wilcox is not a resident of Yelm, yet has always listed his home as Yelm on the state’s website and his own, which is disingenuous at best.
Regardless that his wife works in Yelm and he is a member of a Yelm church and other Yelm organizations, Wilcox resides in the Harts Lake area of Pierce County.
Unlike his predecessor who said he represents ALL constituents in LD 2, Wilcox has chosen to decline an invitation to visit to a certain local business in Yelm and has made a disparaging comment on FB about a that enterprise.

Further,
Wilcox declines League of Women Voters Forum”
Read more from the June 13 Yelm Community Blog.

Bottom line:
Wilcox should no longer represent LD 2 in Olympia.

Posted by Steve on July 5, 2014 at 6:56 am | Permalink

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