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  |Tenure = 1990 - Present  
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  |Next election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
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Revision as of 04:56, 8 November 2013

Kirk Cox
Kirk Cox.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 66
In office
1990 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 25
State House Majority Leader
December 5, 2010 - Present
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected1989
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sJames Madison University
Date of birth08/17/1957
Place of birthPetersburg, VA
Office website
Campaign website
M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 66. He was first elected to the chamber in 1989. He formerly served as Majority Whip and has served as Majority Leader since 2012.


Cox earned his B.S. in political science and general social science from James Madison University in 1979. He is involved with a number of organizations, including the Board of Veterans Services, Campaign for Honest Change, Commission on the Future of Virginia's Environment, and House Leadership Team.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 session, Cox served on the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 session, Cox served on the following committees:


  • HB 1716 Killing of bear or deer; Class 3 misdemeanor to impede someone who has obtained a kill permit.
  • HB 1719 Hunting and fishing licenses; clarifies authority to revise cost of license.
  • HB 2549 College Savings Plan; exclusion of certain financial records from Freedom of Information Act, etc.[2]

Campaign themes


According to his official website, "Cox has taken the lead on legislation that supports family values and has worked to help our fellow citizens with intellectual disabilities." It also states that he is a strong supporter of the military, veterans, and the war on terror.[3]



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Cox won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 66. Cox ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican primary. The general election took place on November 5, 2013.[4]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Cox won re-election to District 66 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[5]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Cox was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.[6]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 66 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kirk Cox (R) 21,428

Campaign donors


In 2011, Cox received $484,231 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kirk Cox's campaign in 2011
Friends Of Sam Nixon$30,000
Virginia Bankers Association$18,500
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association$16,748
Virginia Health Care Association$13,248
Total Raised in 2011 $484,231


The top five donors to Cox's 2009 campaign:[8]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association $11,000
Virginia Bankers Association $10,000
Altria $6,000
Associated General Contractors of Virginia $5,000
Virginia Association of Realtors $5,000


Cox and his wife, Julia, have four children.

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