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Spencer Cox Biography, Career, Education, Age, Height, Family, and Net Worth.
Who is Spencer Cox?
Spencer Cox (Spencer James Cox ) is an American lawyer and a politician. Currently, he serving as the 18th governor of Utah. He has been serving as the governor since 2021. Moreover, Cox is a member of the Democratic Party, prior to being elected as the governor he served as the Lieutenant governor of Utah for 8 years.
In 2004, he was elected to the municipal council. After that, he was elected to the mayorship the following year. Moreover, in 2012 Cox was elected to the Utah House of Representatives.
Governor Gary Herbert appointed Cox to succeed Greg Bell as Lieutenant Governor in October 2013. Cox was overwhelmingly confirmed by the Utah State Senate. Three years later, in 2016, Cox was appointed a lieutenant governor as Herbert’s running partner. After Herbert announced his retirement in 2020, Cox ran for the Republican nomination for governor.
In the primary election, he defeated Jon Huntsman Jr, a former governor, Thomas Wright, and Greg Hughes, a former Utah House Speaker. During the general election, he defeated Chris Peterson, a Democratic candidate.
After he graduated from law school, he was hired as a Clerk for Judge Ted Stewart of the District Court for the District of Utah. Cox worked as a clerk for a while and then he joined the Salt Lake City law firm. In addition, he later came back to Utah and became a vice president of CentraCom
He started his political journey when he was elected to the city council of Fairview, Utah in 2004. After that, he was elected as the mayor of Utah in 2005. He was then elected as Sanpete County Commissioner in 2008.
Moreover, in 2012 Cox was elected to the Utah House of Representatives. As a house representative, he was the first member to advocate for the impeachment of Utah Attorney General John Swallow for campaign finance violations. In addition, Cox and Lieutenant Governor Bell served as co-chairs of Governor Herbert’s Rural Partnership Board.
How Old Is Spencer Cox?
He was born on July 11th, 1975, and currently, he is aged 45 years old.
Spencer Cox Family
Who are Cox’s Parents?
He was born in Sanpete County to Eddie Cox, though much is not known about his parent’s background, in case of any information, we will update it as soon as possible. However, his father worked on the Utah Transportation Commission. In addition, he was also on the Sanpete County commission.
Does He Have Siblings?
He has seven siblings, in a family of eight children where he is the oldest
Spencer Cox Education
Being raised in Sanpete County, he attended North Sanpete High School. After that, he enrolled at Snow College, where he completed his mission to Mexico for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
By the time he was completing his mission, he was still a student. He then went ahead and joined Utah State University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
After graduating from USU, he was accepted to Havard Law School. However, he opted to join Washington and Lee University School of Law where he attained his JD.
Spencer Cox Wife
Cox got married to his high school sweetheart Abby Cox, while they were still in college.
Spencer Cox Kids
Together with his wife Abby Cox, they have been blessed with four children.
Serving as Lieutenant Governor
Cox was appointed by Governor Herbert to take over from Bell as a lieutenant governor after his resignation. On October 15, the Utah Senate’s Government Operations Confirmation Committee overwhelmingly supported his candidacy.
Moreover, the following day, the full Utah Senate overwhelmingly approved him. After that, he was sworn in. As lieutenant governor, Cox compiled a report on Swallow’s financial holdings, indicating that Swallow had failed to declare all of his income and business interests.
However, Swallow resigned before the report was published. After that, Cox was elected lieutenant governor as Herbert’s running partner in 2016.
Career as a Governor.
On May 14, 2019, Cox declared his bid to run for the Republican nomination for governor of Utah in 2020. This was after Herbert’s announced that he will not seek reelection.
During the Republican primary, Cox earned 36.4% of the vote while former Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. received 34.6%.
Moreover, after winning the primary, Cox defeated the Democratic Party’s nominee, Chris Peterson, in the general election in November.
Cox was inaugurated on January 4, 2021 (with safeguards against the COVID-19 pandemic) and took place in the Tuacahn Center for the Arts in Ivins, Utah, a small hamlet in Washington County.
During the 2016 presidential Republican nominations, he endorsed Marco Rubio, in October 2015. However, Rubio withdrew from the race and Cox gave his support to Ted Cruz in March 2016.
Regarding Donald Trump, Cox said of the front-runner “We worry a lot about decorum,”. We are concerned about our neighbors. We are a nice and generous people. He does not exemplify either virtue or compassion.” He went ahead and said that if Trump were to win the Republican nomination, he would not support him because he thought he was dishonest.
In addition, Cox spoke at a vigil in Salt Lake City on June 13, 2016, remembering those killed in the Orlando nightclub tragedy the day before. However, many people were startled when he apologized for mistreating classmates. Moreover, he apologized for his lack of support for the gay, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender community.
Spencer Cox Height
His height, weight, and body measurement are not available at the moment, in case of any details, we will update it as soon as possible.
Spencer Cox’s Net Worth
As a governor, his salary is estimated to be around $150k and he a net worth of around $ 20 million.
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