Spencer Cox Bio Overview
Spencer Cox is a lawyer and politician in America. Cox is the 8th lieutenant governor of Utah and a republic party member. Cox is also the Republican candidate for Utah’s gubernatorial election in 2020. Spencer was appointed to the city council of Fairview. For Sanpete county, Cox was elected as the county commissioner in the year 2008. In 2012, he was elected to the House of Representatives of Utah.
Quicks facts and information about Spencer Cox
|Full name||Spencer James Cox|
|Date of birth||July 11, 1975|
|Birth Place||Mount Pleasant, Utah, USA|
|Home town||Fairview, Utah|
|Education||North Sanpete High School/ Snow College/ Washington and Lee University|
|Marital Status||Married (Abby Palmar)|
|Children||Four (Gavin, Kaleb, Adam, and Emma Kate)|
|Social Media||Facebook/ Instagram/ Twitter|
|Net Worth||Not known yet|
Spencer Cox Personal life
Cox was born on 11th July 1975. Cox was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah. But he was raised in the Utah town of Fairview. He grew up as a part of a farming family’s sixth generation in rural Fairview. The city is far from the capital of Utah. He is residing in Fairview, Utah with his family. His father’s name is Eddie Cox and his mother’s name is Lesa Anderson Cox.
Spencer is the oldest of eight children in the family. Early in his childhood, he learned honesty, accountability, and the value of dedication and hard work. When Spencer was 10 years old, his parents divorced. In a garage band, Spencer cox plays bass guitar.
Spencer Cox Education
Spencer Cox graduated from North Sanpete High School. The high school is situated in Mount Pleasant, Utah. Spencer joined the Snow College after high school from 2003 to 2004. For a two-year church mission to Mexico, he put his education on hold. This taught compassion to him and drives to make a distinction that only comes from seeing extreme poverty. He attended Utah State University (USU). He also studied Spanish at Utah University. In 2008, he graduated with an associate degree, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science with a 4.0-grade point average. Graduating with a 4.0 GPA and receiving USU Student of the Year honors, Spencer received a letter of acceptance to Harvard. But instead, he chose the smaller Washington and Lee University of Law, where he was awarded his Juris Doctorate.
Governor Gary Herbert selected Cox in October 2013 to replace Greg Bell as lieutenant governor, and the Utah Senate unanimously confirmed him. After Herbert decided to retire, Cox was the Republican nominee for governor in 2020.
Spencer Cox Career
Cox became a law clerk for Judge Ted Stewart of the U.S. after completing his studies from law school. Cox joined a salt lake city law firm named Fabian and Clendenin following his clerkship. After leaving the law firm, he returned to rural Utah. Then, Cox became vice president of CentraCom which is a rural telecommunications company. Before joining the Sanpete County Commission, he served as mayor on the town council. Spencer also worked on the commission when he was elected to the House of Representatives of Utah in 2012.
In 2008, he was elected commissioner of Sanpete County. Spencer Cox also worked as co-chair of the Rural Partnership Board of Governor Herbert. In 2012, Cox won the election for Utah House of Representatives District 58. In the general election that took place on 6th November 2012, Cox defeated David Parrish. On 15th October 2013, the nomination of Spencer Cox was unanimously approved by the Government Operations Confirmation Committee of the Senate of Utah. He was unanimously confirmed and sworn in by the full Senate of Utah on 16th October. In 2016, Cox ran for re-election on a joint ticket with Governor Gary Herbert. Cox worked as a member of the House of Representatives of Utah from 1st January 2013 to 16th October 2013. Sanpete County Commissioner Jon Cox was selected by the state Republican Party to replace Spencer Cox.
Cox endorsed Marco Rubio in the 2016 presidential election for the nomination of the Republican Party in October 2015. In March 2016, Cox endorsed Ted Cruz after Rubio withdrew. Cox spoke at a vigil in Salt Lake City to honor those who died the day before in the Orlando nightclub shooting on 13th June 2016. Spencer is the Lieutenant governor of the State of Utah from 2013 to till date.
On 14th May 2019, Cox announced he will be running for Governor of Utah in the General election 2020. With 36.4 percent of the vote, Cox won the Republican primary election while his opponent candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. received 34.6 percent. Spencer Cox is the candidate for the Governor of Utah in the election 2020.
Spencer Cox Wife and Children
Spencer cox has been married to Abby. The couple married on December 21, 1996. Their marriage is blessed and they have four children named Gavin, Kaleb, Adam, and Emma Kate. Abby always had an enormous desire for her kids to learn the life lessons she had learned on the family farm. Throughout the campaign and in his civil and professional pursuits, she was a core supporter of her husband.
Spencer Cox Social media
When he was a member of Fairview City Council in 2004, his interest in social media began to grow. During the Woodhollow Fire in 2012, he became involved with Facebook as a county commissioner. His Facebook account became the county’s main mechanism for communicating what was going on with the fires, and for his community to share messages.
Cox is also active on Instagram with an account, Uttahlgcox having 4.4k followers.
Spencer Cox has two Twitter accounts, one with the name Spencer Cox with 44.6k followers (joined in August 2009) and the other with Cox for Governor with 4k followers (joined in May 2019).
Spencer Cox Net worth
The net worth of Spencer Cox is not known yet.