Fred Cox

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Fred Cox
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Utah House of Representatives District 32
Former member
In office
2011 - 2013
Base salary$117/day
Per diem$95/day for lodging, $61/day for meals
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
AppointedJanuary 10, 2011
Appointed byGovernor Gary Herbert
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sUtah Technical College
Office website
Campaign website
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Fred C. Cox is a former Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 32 from 2011 to 2013. 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]


Campaign themes

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


  • Excerpt:"The Economy will grow when Government will allow it. In many cases Government is holding business growth back through too many regulations."

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt:"With the currently available resources, Utah does not have enough money for the demands for Public Education, Transportation, Water, Public Safety, Energy and others. Raising Taxes isn't the answer as that can create bigger government and slower economic growth."

Energy Independence

  • Excerpt:"Utah has many resources that we are not using, but we still import energy."

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. I would hope we can reduce costs while still maintaining the quality and also increase the value and number or size of projects."


  • Excerpt:"We should play a role as responsible citizens in our communities, including becoming informed about issues and voting in elections."

Committee assignments


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



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. [5]

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


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.[6]


Fred Cox received a score of 85% in the 2012 scorecard.[7]

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