State Representative Will Crocker (R-2nd Barnstable District) was first elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2016. He serves as a member of the Committee on Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development, the Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use, and Recovery, and the Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities. On the local level, he also serves as a ex-officio member of the Barnstable Homelessness Committee.
Will is a true “Cape Codder.” The Crockers settled in the Town of Barnstable with the first families in 1632, seven years before it was incorporated. Will was born in Hyannis and raised in West Barnstable. He graduated from Barnstable High School in 1975 and attended Cape Cod Community College, subsequently graduating from the University of Maine in 1980.
Will worked in the broadcast communications industry for over 30 years in radio and television reporting on important local issues for stations including 99.9 The Q, Ocean 104.7, Classical 107.5 and 95.1 WXTK. During most of those years, he taught high school speech and debate after school. In 2011, Will left broadcasting to pursue a full-time career in education. He worked at the Bristol County House of Correction helping inmates to attain their high school diplomas and to obtain employment after their release.
In 2013, Will was elected to the Barnstable Town Council where he represented Precinct Six in Centerville.
Both Will and his wife Judy are extremely active in their community and have spent many years volunteering and serving on various boards and organizations.
Will has served as a Trustee at Cape Cod Community College, a Trustee on the Barnstable Historical Societyand on the Parish Council of St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Christian Church.
A highly recognized high school speech and debate coach, Will earned a spot in the Massachusetts Speech and Debate League Hall of Fame and served on its Executive Board for many years.
Rep. Crocker lives in Centerville with his wife Judy.