Jay is a 7th generation Texan, a constitutional conservative, a small businessman, a husband, and a father.
Jay helped put himself through The Citadel military college by waiting tables, bagging groceries, and doing maintenance work. Jay also earned a law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where he was president of the Federalist Society, the most prominent organization of conservative attorneys in the United States.
Jay has been active in Republican public policy for decades as an aide to former U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, a press secretary on Capitol Hill, a research fellow at the state's premier free market think tank -- the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and as a chief of staff in the Texas Legislature.
Sally and Jay’s two boys attend River Place Elementary School and Four Points Middle School. Jay has coached little league; raised thousands of dollars for charities helping disabled children; and donated to pro-life ministries in Austin. Jay is a member of the NRA, the National Association for Gun Rights, and Lone Star Gun Rights.
The Wileys worship at Riverbend Church.
Sally and Jay’s 10-year-old son Anders received national attention as one of the first patients to undergo life-saving experimental in-utero heart surgery. The Wileys now serve on the board of the Ethan M. Lindberg Foundation, which helps the families of children with congenital heart defects. The CBS Evening News featured the Wileys in a broadcast on medical breakthroughs and Dr. Sanjay Gupta devoted a chapter of his book “Cheating Death” to the Wiley family’s inspirational story.
Jay’s core beliefs include the understanding that it is government’s sole responsibility to protect our God-given rights to Life, Liberty, and Property – that includes religious freedom, an ironclad Second Amendment, secure borders, lower taxes, and free market economics.
Jay and his wife Dr. Sally Grogono founded Luxe OB, a concierge medical practice focusing on patient-centered obstetrics care in a time of ever-increasing government regulation.
Locally, Jay founded Austinites for Tax Relief, a political action committee advocating for fiscal responsibility in local government. He has also served as a Travis County Republican precinct chair and as Projects Coordinator for the Travis County Republican Party.