Spencer Cox

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Spencer Cox
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Lieutenant Governor of Utah
In office
October 16, 2013 – present
Term ends
Years in position 2
Predecessor Gregory Bell (R)
Base salary$104,000
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedOctober 8, 2013
Appointed byGov. Gary Herbert (R)
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Utah House of Representatives District 58
January 1, 2013 - October 14, 2013
High schoolNorth Sanpete High School
Associate'sSnow College
Bachelor'sUtah State University
J.D.Washington and Lee Law School
Place of birthFairview, Utah
ProfessionAttorney/Telecommunications executive
Office website
Campaign website
Spencer J. Cox is the 8th and current Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Cox, a Republican, has served in this position since October 16, 2013. He was named to replace retiring Lt. Gov. Greg Bell, who left for financial reasons.[1]

Cox previously served as a member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 58. He was elected to the chamber in 2012 and served until being sworn-in as lieutenant governor.[2]


Following his graduation from law school, Cox was a law clerk to Federal District Judge Ted Stewart. He then began his law career at the firm of Fabian and Clendenin in Salt Lake City. Leaving that position to move back to his hometown of Fairview, Cox became Vice President of CentraCom, a rural telecommunications company. There he served on the city council and as mayor before joining the Sanpete County Commission. He was serving on the Commission when he was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012.[3]


  • A.A., Snow College
  • B.A., Utah State University
  • J.D., Washington and Lee School of Law

Political career

Utah Lieutenant Governor (2013–present)

Cox has served as Lieutenant Governor of Utah since October 16, 2013.

Utah House of Representatives (2013)

Cox served as a member of the Utah House of Representatives from January 1, 2013 - October 16, 2013.

The state Republican Party selected Sanpete County Commissioner Jon Cox to replace Spencer Cox.[4][5]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cox served on the following committees:

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor
Political Subdivisions



Cox was appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Utah by Gov. Gary Herbert (R) on October 8, 2013.[6]


See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cox won election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 58. He defeated David Parrish in the Republican convention and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cox is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Cox raised a total of $14,981 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 18, 2013.[8]

Spencer Cox's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 58 Won $14,981
Grand Total Raised $14,981


Cox won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cox raised a total of $14,981.


The Libertas Institute Index

See also: The 2013 Libertas Institute Legislative Index

The Libertas Institute is a libertarian-leaning think tank located in Utah.[9] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.


Spencer Cox received an index rating of 40%.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Greg Bell (R)
Utah Lieutenant Governor
2013 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Utah House of Representatives District 58
Succeeded by
Jon Cox (R)