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.