JT Wilcox first ran for the legislature on “Wilcox Family Farm Values.” Hard work, honesty, and planning for the future. These values allowed their family farm to survive for over 100 years, through good times and bad.
Now more than ever, we need these values in state government.
Most experts agree, the state is going through tough times. Unfortunately, the Democrats just can’t see the dangers of their bad ideas for public safety, high taxes, higher cost of living, and reckless spending. As House Republican Leader, JT sees the danger and has a plan to restore balance to Olympia.
JT AND THE HOUSE REPUBLICANS DEFEATED NEW TAXES
With JT as leader, we defeated Capital Gain Taxes, Carbon Taxes, Head Taxes, and more. Democrats are now calling for massive tax increases to balance the state budget. We need JT In Olympia fighting to balance our budget, by prioritizing spending, not by increasing taxes.
JT OPPOSED THE EXTREME SEX EDUCATION MANDATE
Since statehood, our state has honored local control over our schools, including what we teach our children about sex. Democrats forced through an extreme bill ending local control and requiring sex ed for even very young children that just isn’t age appropriate. JT stood up to the extremists, opposed the bill, and help organize the referendum that will give the final say to voters.
In the 2021 session Democrats passed laws that handcuffed law enforcement statewide. Another example of bad ideas starting in Seattle getting pushed on the rest of the state.
House Republicans fought to fix these bills in 2021, and then tried to fix the bad laws in 2022. Democrats wouldn’t admit their law was causing an increase in violent crime, and no fix was possible.
After this election, Republicans will again work to improve public safety.
TAXES ARE TOO HIGH
Washington State saw a record setting increase in tax revenue – the money tax payers contribute to run our state. Even with record taxes coming in, Democrats pushed for much higher taxes. They increased the cost of gas, increased the cost of housing, and spent recklessly. Even raiding the state’s rainy day account, the money we save if there’s an emergency or economic downturn.
House Republicans opposed this reckless spending, and opposed the massive increases in taxes and fees.