Jon Cox

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Jon Cox
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Utah House of Representatives District 58
Incumbent
In office
November 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorSpencer Cox (R)
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Master'sHistory, University of Utah
Personal
ProfessionAssistant Professor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jon Cox is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 58. He was first appointed in November 14, 2013, by Utah Governor Gary Herbert. Jon Cox was recommended by the Republican Party delegates to be appointed to replace his fourth cousin, Spencer Cox, who resigned to become Utah Lieutenant Governor.[1][2][3]

Biography

Cox earned his M.A. in History from the University of Utah. He worked for five years as a constituent liaison in United State Senator Bob Bennett’s office and is currently an assistant professor of history at Snow College. Cox is a Sanpete County Commissioner.[4][5]

Elections

2014

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Incumbent Jon Cox was unopposed in the Republican convention. Gary Van Horn is running as an Independent American candidate. Cox and Van Horn will face off in the general election.[6]

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 60th Utah State Legislature, first year, was in session from January 28 to March 14. In 2014, the 60th Utah State Legislature, second year, was in session from January 27 to March 14.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on legislation related to women’s health, access to reproductive health care and education.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to the organization's mission of promoting the "Principles of Limited Government, the State and U.S. Constitutions, Representative Government, Participatory Democracy, a Free Market Economy, Separation of Powers, and Family."
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills picked by Sutherland that promote conservative policy.
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  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on taxpayer related bills.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to Common Core reforms.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes in relation to the organization's "mission to defend individual liberty, private property, and free enterprise."

Personal

Jon Cox lives in Ephraim. He and Spencer Cox are fourth cousins.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Spencer Cox (R)
Utah House of Representatives District 58
2013-present
Succeeded by
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