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Roy’s J.T. Wilcox elected State House minority leader

Rep. JT Wilcox
Photo credit: WA. House Republicans

– Editor’s Note:
J.T. Wilcox always identifies himself as being from Yelm (Thurston County), though resides and has his consulting firm in Roy (Pierce County), as the Tacoma News-Tribune story below reflects. At the Yelm city council study session last Tuesday, councilors were told the election of Wilcox to this position would benefit Yelm. Now we learn funding from the state legislature has been earmarked for The Triad Theater and the historic water tower.

– “Pierce County lawmaker tapped to lead state House Republicans”
“Pierce County is set to gain some political influence.

“State Rep. J.T. Wilcox of Yelm was elected by his colleagues Thursday [March 8] to be the next Republican Leader in Washington’s House after outgoing Rep. Dan Kristiansen announced his retirement this week.”

“Wilcox, who lives on his family farm in rural Pierce County, had been the GOP’s Floor Leader. He currently serves on the House’s two fiscal committees.”

“Wilcox currently runs his own consulting firm and works with his daughter at her lumber company,” by Walker Orenstein, Tacoma News-Tribune.
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