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Complaint against JT Wilcox campaign for use of dairy logo dismissed by PDC

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on June 4, 2010 at 10:08 am with 3 Comments »
June 4, 2010 2:36 pm

It was a bit of a stretch to begin with, but interesting nonetheless. A Yelm woman complained to the state Public Disclosure Commission that JT Wilcox’s campaign had received something of value from a company that is hadn’t disclosed.

And what was that? The use of the well-established logo of Wilcox Family Farms. Wilcox’s campaign logo was very similar to the company’s logo. Therefore he benefited from the good will established by the company as well as the name identification built from appearing on egg cartons and advertising, the complaint alleged.

Bernice Goolsby had also complained that two Pierce County governments – South Pierce County Fire and Rescue and the Pierce County Library District – had used public resources to further a political campaign. That was based on their sponsorship of an egg hunt at Wilcox Farms in Roy that she asserted was a thinly disguised campaign event.

“While it is conceivable that Mr. Wilcox might benefit in some immeasurable way as a result of goodwill he and his family business have generated, it is also conceivable that Mr. Wilcox might suffer in some immeasurable way as a result of designing in a manner that associates his candidacy with Wilcox Farms,” wrote PDC interim executive director Doug Ellis.

In both cases, the PDC found no reason to further investigate. Wilcox in a Republican candidate for state House from the 2nd District. The other candidates are incumbent Tom Campbell and Matthew Hamilton

Here is a pdf of the letter sent to Goolsby Thursday:


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  1. egendron says:

    I just have to say that this allegation of using an egg hunt for political gain is completely unfounded and ignorant. How dare you accuse the fire dept and library district of using a community sponsored CHILDRENS event as a way of promoting a politician. You must have never attended an easter egg hunt at the Roy Rodeo grounds in the past, or else you would know that this is/will be a yearly tradition. I was at that easter egg hunt with my children and did not see or hear any mention of JT Wilcox’s campaign, as this was a family oriented, previously put on event.

  2. lgcnelson84 says:

    @ Goolsby: Nice try. Maybe some other mud will stick. Keep flinging!

  3. davepatti says:

    If thats the best that RINO Campbell’s thugs can come up with JT is in great shape. The phony phone polls full of manure won’t work either. A conservative is running for state House from the 2nd District. RINO Tom is done.

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