Ryan Wilcox

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Ryan D. Wilcox
Member of the
Utah House of Representatives
from the 7th District
In office
January 1, 2009 – June 2014
Preceded by Glenn A. Donnelson
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Ogden, Utah, United States
Alma mater Weber State University
Profession Business Manager
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Ryan D. Wilcox is an American politician who serves as a Representative in the Utah House of Representatives for District 7.[1]

Political career[edit]

Wilcox has supported 2nd amendment protections cosponsoring HB 357, which strengthens Second Amendment rights regardless of conceal-carry status.[2] He also sponsored HB 134 which helps facilitate the transfer of firearms that have federally mandated requirements to be transferred.[3] Additionally, Wilcox has worked to protect 4th amendment rights sponsoring HB 128 which protects personal electronic devices from searches without a proper warrant.[4] Wilcox is also an advocate for knife rights, sponsoring HB 271 [5] which restricts political subdivisions from issuing knife restrictions unless specifically authorized to do so. He has also received a great deal of press coverage for the opinion that certain changes need to be made to the Utah alcohol laws. He has run legislation that required improvements on the availability of reports brought from the Alcohol Abuse Tracking Committee to legislators so that it might be used more effectively.[6]

During 2014, Wilcox served as Chair of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee[7] and on the Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee, The Commission on Federalism, The House Natural Resources and Environment Committee, and the Utah Tax Review Commission as well as several interim committees.[8]

In national politics Representative Wilcox has continuously supported the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty[9] working with the congressional delegation from Utah and traveling to Washington to lobby for the effort.[10]

Family and personal life[edit]

Wilcox was born and raised in Ogden, Utah and is a lifetime resident of Weber County. In 1999, married Kristina Beckstrom, in the Latter-day Saint Bountiful Utah Temple. He is the father of four children.[11]

Wilcox graduated from Weber State University with a BA in Commercial Spanish and Political Science.[11] For the past decade, Wilcox has worked for Sprint Nextel Corporation managing retail stores. Under his leadership, stores have won several awards for sales performance and operational excellence.[11]

2014 Sponsored Legislation[edit]

Bill Status
HB 31- Pollution Control Amendments Passed, Governor signed 3/20/14
HB 128- Electronic Device Location Amendments Passed, Governor signed 3/31/14
HB 209- Extension of Sales and Use Tax Exemption Passed, Governor signed 3/20/14
HB 217- Service Animals Passed, Governor signed 3/20/14
HB 306- Licensure Modification Failed
HB 373- Firearm Transfer Certification Amendments Passed, Governor signed 4/2/14
HB 376-Alcohol Revisions Passed, Governor signed 4/2/14
HB 379- Transparency of Ballot Propositions Passed, Governor signed 4/1/14
HB 430- Revisions to Tax Failed


Representative Wilcox also floor sponsored several bills: SB 19, SB 47, SB 63, SB 65, SB 123, SB 137, SB 155, SB 158, SB 199, SB 206, SB 207, SB 208, SB 214, SJR 9, and SJR 18.

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