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Fred Cox

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Fred Cox
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Candidate for
Utah House of Representatives District 30
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Utah House of Representatives District 32
January 10, 2011 - 2012
Education
Associate'sUtah Technical College
Personal
ProfessionArchitect
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Fred C. Cox is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 30 of the Utah House of Representatives.

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.[1][2]

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.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

Cox's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

Education Excellence

  • 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 funding doesn’t seem to make it to the classroom. We need to help make that better."

Clean Air and Water

  • Excerpt: "I was the Salt Lake Solar Day 2012, "Greenest Republican in the State" 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 is expected to 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."

States Rights

  • 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 U.S. Government continues to trample on this and others of our constitutionally 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."

Economy

  • Excerpt: "Utah is the best fiscally managed state. Utah repeats this year as Forbes top 3 Best States for Business and Careers. 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."

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cox served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on June 24, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Michael D. Lee is unopposed in the Democratic convention. Fred Cox will face Carbon Lundgren in the Republican convention.[5]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[6]

Utah House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanice Fisher Incumbent 51.7% 5,385
     Republican Fred Cox Incumbent 48.3% 5,029
Total Votes 10,414

Scorecards

The Sutherland Institute Scorecard

See also: The 2012 Sutherland Institute Legislative Score Card

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.[7]

2012

Fred Cox received a score of 85% in the 2012 scorecard.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ron Bigelow (R)
Utah House of Representatives District 32
2011-2013
Succeeded by
LaVar Christensen (R)