|Utah House of Representatives District 30|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Utah House of Representatives, District 32|
|January 10, 2011 - 2012|
|Associate's||Utah Technical College|
Cox is a former Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 32 from 2011 to 2012. He was elected to be the party nominee in a special election on January 6, 2011, to replace Ron Bigelow who announced on December 22, 2010, he was to be the Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget as of January 1, 2011. Cox was appointed January 10, 2011, by Governor Gary Herbert and completed Bigelow's term in 2012.
Cox has served as a State Republican Delegate, an elected member of the State Republican Central Committee representing Salt Lake County, the Salt Lake County Republican House District 32 Chair, and a campaign volunteer and/or consultant for several state and local races starting in 1994. He has been involved in government affairs for both AIA Utah and ChamberWest Regional Chamber of Commerce along with church based community service.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cox served on the following committees:
- Judiciary Committee, Utah House of Representatives
- Public Utilities and Technology Committee, Utah House of Representatives
- Subcommittee on Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations
Cox's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "As a taxpayer and architect, I see the money spent on buildings and will continue to advocate for an improved balance between cost savings and quality to the process. We can reduce costs while still maintaining the quality. Teachers often do not have the supplies they need, and in most cases deserve more pay for the critical work they do. Education funding is too complex and enough funding doesn’t make it to the classroom. I will work to bring more money to the classroom. Because of government regulation, teachers are fighting to teach the student. We don't need the anchor of governmental red tape hurting education with oppressive paperwork and a one size fits all approach. I will continue to promote parent and local control of education.."
Clean Air and Water
- Excerpt: "I received an award from Salt Lake Solar Day 2012 for sponsoring 2012 H.B. 262 Building Code Amendments, and continued working to adopt the current IECC (energy code for houses and buildings) during the 2013 session. That bill passed and the current code will be effective July 1, 2014. The amount of energy use and pollution caused by buildings is critical. I also worked for over a year to increase flexibility and ability for property owners to capture and use storm / rain water. At the end of the 2013 session, that bill passed the House, 75 to 0, and was signed by the Governor. We should be good stewards of the land, Extremes on both sides of this issue hurts our ability to live and work in our great state."
- Excerpt: "The US Constitution specifically states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." The government continues to trample on this and others of our constitutional protected rights. The government powers are not only separated in 3 branches, but between the Federal and the States. This is an area that is worth fighting for Utahns. We can't continue to let government take over of our lives."
A Stable and Growing Economy
- Excerpt: "Utah is the best fiscally managed state. Utah repeats this year as Forbes top 3 Best States for Business and Careers. Many families are still struggling. We need to continue to improve. The Economy will grow when Government will allow it. In many cases Government is holding business growth back through too many regulations."
Elections for the office of Utah House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Michael D. Lee was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Fred Cox defeated Carbon Lundgren in the Republican convention. Lee defeated Cox in the general election.
|Utah House of Representatives District 30, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Fred C. Cox||50.4%||3,076|
|Democratic||Michael D. Lee||49.6%||3,029|
Cox ran for election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 30. Cox was unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and was defeated by District 29 incumbent Janice Fisher (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Utah House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Janice Fisher Incumbent||51.7%||5,385|
|Republican||Fred Cox Incumbent||48.3%||5,029|
The Sutherland Institute Scorecard
The Sutherland Institute, "a conservative public policy think tank" in Utah, releases its Scorecard for Utah State Representatives and Senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Sutherland Institute thought were pro-conservative policies.
Fred Cox received a score of 85% in the 2012 scorecard.
In 2014, Cox's endorsements included the following:
- Ron Bigelow, former member of the Utah House of Representatives, 1995 to 2010
- Gary R. Herbert, Governor of Utah
- Becky Lockhart, Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives
- Wayne Niederhauser, Utah Senate President
- Dave Hansen, former Utah Republican State Party Chair
- National Federation of Independent Business, NFIB/Utah SAFE Trust
- The Salt Lake County Republican Assembly
- Utah State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police
- National Rifle Association - Political Victory Fund, (NRA)
- Jonathan Johnson, Holladay, UT
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Fred + Cox + Utah + House"
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- Utah State Legislature
- Utah House of Representatives District 30
- Utah House of Representatives
- Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Official campaign website
- Utah State Legislature
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Fred Cox on Facebook
- Fred Cox on Twitter
- Fred Cox on LinkedIn
- Salt Lake Tribune, "Tea Party to add another ally in Legislature," January 7, 2011
- KSL-TV / AP, "Delegates elect Fred Cox to Utah House," January 7, 2011
- Campaign Website, "Utah Representative Fred Cox Bio"
- fredcox4utah, "Issues," accessed March 27, 2014
- Utah Lieutenant Governor, "2014 Candidate Filings," accessed March 22, 2014
- Salt Lake Tribune, "Big day for women at Salt Lake Democratic convention," April 12, 2014
- Utah Lieutenant Governor, "2012 candidate filings," accessed July 23, 2014
- Sutherland Institute, "2012 Legislative Session," accessed March 29, 2014
- Sutherland Institute, "2012 Sutherland Institute Legislative Scorecard," accessed March 29, 2014
- Fred Cox for Utah, "Endorsements," accessed October 2, 2014
Ron Bigelow (R)
|Utah House of Representatives District 32
| Succeeded by|
LaVar Christensen (R)