David Cox (Florida)

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David Cox
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Candidate for
Florida State Senate, District 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalApril 7, 2015
Term limitsN/A
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David Cox is a 2015 special election Democratic candidate for District 6 of the Florida State Senate.[1] He ran unsuccessfully for the 6th Congressional District of Florida in 2014.[2] David Cox (Florida) lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Campaign themes


Cox's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Economic Prosperity: "The economic condition of our Nation is shaped by the performance of our middle class. We must fight for sound policies and programs that provide paths to the middle class, stability and upward mobility. This is America. A place where one can start with nothing, proceed to attaining education, working hard, and providing a sound quality of life for his or her family. This path does not see color, religious beliefs, or political beliefs; it does not disqualify anyone."
  • Quality Of Life: "We must invest in our communities, the areas where we live, work, learn, and play, are all unique and must be strengthened. We must work to improve their physical, economic, cultural, and social conditions. Investing in small businesses, clinics, and farms are just a few of the important steps needed to strengthen rural communities of America. Investing in affordable housing, smart growth, and infrastructure are a few of the important steps needed to strengthen urban communities of America."
  • Research & Development: "As a Nation, we continue to fall behind in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The types of jobs are shifting, training and skill sets needed are shifting. We must commit to producing the best and the brightest in STEM fields. This production starts with investing in our youth, making these fields more attractive at an early age, and investing in job training, ensuring a ready-to-work workforce exists for employers."
  • Communal Support: "To bailout on the generations who worked to build our Nation should never be an option. These Americans deserve to have a feeling of security, knowing that we as a Nation will support them after retirement. We have a core responsibility of ensuring that a sound quality of life is retained for those who represent the most vulnerable populations of our Nation. For soldiers who have bravely served to protect our freedom, saying thank you is never enough."
  • A World Leader: "There exists no greater responsibility of government than the safety and security of the American people. Continuing the efforts to restore American leadership abroad must be a central priority. Assisting developing countries in the form of aid and resources to build infrastructure must remain a vital part of our humanitarian agenda. We must also support these countries by making a strong commitment to human dignity, support for development, and the fight against poverty and corruption."


—David Cox's campaign website, http://www.cox2014.com/issues



See also: Florida state legislative special elections, 2015

David Cox was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Travis Hutson defeated Dennis McDonald, Ronald Renuart and Beth Sweeny in the Republican primary. Cox will face Hutson in the special election.[5][1]

The seat is vacant following John Thrasher's (R) resignation to become President of Florida State University.[6]

A special election for the position of Florida State Senate District 6 has been called for April 7, with a primary on January 27, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2014.[7]


See also: Florida's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Cox ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 6th District.[2] Cox ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the primary. He was defeated by incumbent Ron DeSantis (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[8]

U.S. House, Florida District 6 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon DeSantis Incumbent 62.5% 166,254
     Democratic David Cox 37.5% 99,563
Total Votes 265,817
Source: Florida Division of Elections

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Cox's reports.[9]

David Cox (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$0$0$(0)$0
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$0$3,693$(1,480)$2,212
October Quarterly[12]October 15, 2013$2,212$1,890$(2,643)$1,459
Year-end[13]January 31, 2014$1,459$2,930$(2,064)$2,891
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$2,891$6,508$(6,049)$3,349
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2014$3,349$16,919$(17,697)$2,570
October Quarterly[16]October 15, 2014$2,570$4,475$(4,371)$2,673
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