Experience & Results

“I have lived and worked in the 136th Assembly District my entire life, and it would be an honor to now represent you in Albany.

As the former legislative director for state Senator Ted O’Brien and Assembly members Joe Morelle and Jamie Romeo, I have the experience to take on important issues and get results.

I’m proud of my record in the county legislature fighting for at-risk children, the environment, integrity in local government, and the values that define our party.

And I am a small business owner and father who understands the daily challenges our working families face.”

The Endorsed Democrat

Community Endorsements

Throughout his tenure as a Monroe County Legislator, Justin Wilcox has consistently led the way on critical and difficult issues. Whether it's improving Child Protective Services and Early Intervention programs, restoring promised health care benefits to retired First Responders, or developing and enacting the County's first-ever Climate Action Plan, Justin truly cares about his constituents and is willing to fight tirelessly on their behalf. His hard work as an aide to Assembly Speaker Joe Morelle and Assemblymember Jamie Romeo make him uniquely qualified to speak for us in Albany. No other candidate can claim such a vast level of experience in both local and state government. I am proud to strongly endorse Justin Wilcox, a man of integrity and compassion, to be our representative in the NYS 136th Assembly District.
Robert Kehoe - Community Endorsement
Robert J. Kehoe
Major, Monroe County Sheriff's Office (Ret.), Chief of University Police, SUNY Brockport (Ret.)
In 2018, my children's biological father, a convicted pedophile, was given unsupervised visits and shared custody by Family Court. Justin Wilcox heard about my family's case on a local radio program, and he reached out to me. He asked what he could do to help, and immediately started brainstorming ideas for legislation he could put forward at the local level, to help keep my kids safe. He not only spoke with me, but followed up with the other people involved in the case so that he truly understood the situation. He was unlike any other elected official I had spoken to! He not only listened but brought practical and truly helpful ideas for how to help my family. It is my belief that Justin's commitment to helping children, his focus on practical solutions, and his love for our community will make him an amazing legislator.
Erica Slocum - Community Endorsement
Erica Slocum
Justin Wilcox was a key figure in the fight against the intrusion of a vaping store moving in on the corner of our neighborhood on Monroe Avenue in the Town of Brighton. Mr. Wilcox bridged the gap between area residents and town officials by facilitating a petition that was signed by over 500 people. He also hosted a meeting that featured experts on the dangers of vaping to our youth and community at large. Together, these methods ultimately led to the demise of the store and the drafting of local zoning legislation that relegated such shops to non-residential quadrants in the town. In addition, Mr. Wilcox’s early efforts at the county level to regulate vaping retailers predated state regulations requiring licensing and oversight for these kind of stores and their detrimental products.
Katy Kuczek - Community Endorsement
Katy Kuczek
Owner/Creative Director, Aurora Design
When my granddaughter, Brook Stagles, died while in the care of Monroe County, Legislator Wilcox demanded answers. What he discovered was a mismanaged, overburdened child protective services department with caseloads up to five times the national standards. That's when Justin drafted the Brook Stagles staffing reform act to make sure there are no more needless deaths. And while there is still much work to be done, I know his efforts played a critical role in the progress that's been made toward reforming CPS, reducing caseloads, and truly protecting our children. I thank him and gladly endorse him for New York State Assembly.
John Geer
Over the past few years, as a result of my involvement in environmental activism, I have had the privilege of getting to know Justin Wilcox. I have been impressed with him as my County Legislator, as a political strategist, and as someone fiercely loyal to our Democratic values and the democratic process. He has earned my deep respect because he puts his commitment to solving problems ahead of petty politics. Justin, the Monroe County Legislator and political strategist, takes the time to meet with constituent’s -including ones not yet old enough to vote. He listens, considers their perspective, tries to address their concerns and then goes further, to empower them to take action. I observed this first hand, as Justin took the time to meet with my sons and other high school climate leaders. He treated them with genuine respect, offering his expertise and political perspective but also including them in the discussion and the crafting of legislation calling for a county climate action board. Justin has been deeply involved in politics for many years. Much of his work – like petitioning for democrats in other communities, and defending democratic candidates in front of the fair election practices committee – goes unnoticed by most of us. But, these activities demonstrate Justin’s commitment to the democratic process and the Democratic Party and to the belief that government should foster positive change, right historic wrongs, and remove barriers to opportunities. Justin Wilcox has my support for Assembly because he has the political insight to know how to move solutions forward, he will put the interests of the community ahead of his own, and because he will not forget that his duty is to serve others.
Sue Hughes-Smith - Community Endorsement
Sue Hughes-Smith
Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health (SUNY Brockport) and Environmental Studies (RIT); Co-founder Rochester People’s Climate Coalition; Advocate for Climate Solutions, and a mom.

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