As a 7th generation Texan, Jay is passionate about the Lone Star State’s future. He is a constitutional conservative and has been an energetic advocate for lower taxes and limited government for over two decades.
Jay is a graduate of The Citadel military college, where the demands on cadets are a daily test of mental and physical toughness.
Jay was hired out of The Citadel to serve as a policy aide to former U.S. Senator Phil Gramm in Washington, D.C.
Inspired by his tenure with Sen. Phil Gramm, Jay entered law school at St. Mary’s University. During law school, Jay served at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, published a study on the devastating economic effects of environmental overregulation, and represented indigent clients pro bono. As president of The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, Jay’s leadership revived a defunct organization by quadrupling membership in a single year. Jay is a member of the State Bar of Texas.
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Jay currently serves as Director of Operations for Luxe OB, a concierge medical practice he and his wife, Austin obstetrician Sally Grogono, own and operate.
Jay and Sally have two boys attending River Place Elementary School. The Wileys 8-year-old son Anders received national notoriety as one of the first patients to undergo in utero heart surgery and the family is active with the Ellianna Grace Foundation and serves on the board of the Ethan Lindberg Foundation, which help 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.
The Wileys are active members of Riverbend Church.
Jay used his legal training to better push for conservative public policy. He was a press secretary for Congressman John Sullivan, managed Republican political campaigns around the country, served as a research fellow at the state's premier free market think tank, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and served as a chief of staff in the Texas Legislature .
Jay is the founder and treasurer of Austinites for Tax Relief, a political action committee advocating for fiscal responsibility in local government. He also served as a Republican precinct chair and as Projects Coordinator for the Travis County Republican Party.