I am writing to urge 2nd Legislative District voters to vote for JT Wilox Aug. 17. He is running against a long-time incumbent and I, like many others these days, believe that it is time for a change.
I’ve spent a great deal of time with JT over the years and have great confidence in his commitment to service and his fundamental agreement with the values that are important to me. He is rock solid on preserving and improving small business, supporting community schools and local control of them, and reducing the size of government and taxes. He also believes, as I do, in the 2nd Amendment.
The Wilcox family also has a unique perspective on private property and the environment. JT will never waver in his commitment to private property rights. But like most farmers, the Wilcoxes have shown a deep understanding of the responsibility landowners have to preserving the natural environment.
For these and many other reasons, I am voting for JT and I urge other voters to do the same. He will be a representative we can be proud of.
(Edwards is a retired Thurston County sheriff.)