Craig Wilcox's Profile

Craig Wilcox
32nd District

Craig Wilcox is the State Senator for the 32nd Senate District of Illinois, and has served in this role since his appointment in October of 2018. Before his appointment to the Illinois Senate, Craig served on the McHenry County Board from 2016-2018, representing District 4.

Prior to serving his community in government, Colonel Craig Wilcox spent 24 years (1989-2013) serving in the United States Air Force, where he served as Commander of the 89th Airlift Support Group at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. There, he led his unit providing global command and control communications and aerial port services to the President of the United States and Air Force One.

Craig attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on an Air Force scholarship and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1989. He then entered active duty as a Communications Officer and was selected to command on three separate occasions. His first command was the 52nd Combat Communications Squadron, shortly after the September 11 attacks, where he helped establish new air bases in Kyrgyzstan.

Born in El Paso, TX and raised in Essex Junction, VT, Wilcox moved to McHenry, IL following his retirement from the U.S. Air Force. He and his wife, Janice, have three children.