Meet Jeff Wilson
Jeff Wilson moved to the Longview area at age 10 and has made his home in the 19th Legislative District ever since. He is a strong advocate for job creation, economic prosperity and preservation of the quality of life in southwest Washington. A believer in transparent, accountable government, Wilson maintains the Legislature should speak for the people, and reflect their interests and values.
Wilson, elected to the Senate in 2020, has long been active in the Longview/Kelso business community, with ventures in sanitation and environmental services. In addition to his Senate duties, he serves concurrently as a commissioner for the Port of Longview, where he has been a leader in efforts to reduce taxes, eliminate fees and bring good-paying jobs to the community.
Wilson graduated from Mark Morris High School in Longview, and attended Western Washington University, where he concentrated on history and business. Throughout his career he has placed an emphasis on community involvement, serving on numerous boards and commissions, including the Longview Citizens Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials, the Community Home Health Hospice Foundation and the Lower Columbia Community Awareness and Emergency Response Group. Wilson coordinated the community effort to restore the Shay Locomotive now displayed on the grounds of the Longview Public Library.
Wilson and his wife Trisha have been awarded the “key to the city” of Longview, among many honors for their volunteerism. They reside in Longview and have two grown children.