Tuesday, March 25, 2014

County Delegates

I really appreciate that you came to your Republican Neighborhood Caucus Election Meeting where your voice counts. I hope you support those running to be county delegates who would be open minded, willing to research the candidates, and would truthfully consider voting for me at the County GOP Convention on April 12th.

Vote for someone who has shown by action that they are not afraid to stand up to those with money and power. Our Republican Nominee will face Michael D. Lee (D), Vice President of the AFL-CIO for Utah. We can win. I ask for your support and vote.

Come meet Fred Cox and ask questions at:
Town Hall Meeting, Sat., March 22, 2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting, Thurs., March 27, 2014, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting, Wed., April 2, 2014, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
All at the Hunter Library Meeting Room, 4740 West 4100 South

S.L. County GOP Convention, Sat., April 12, 2014, All day event,
Cottonwood High School, 5715 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT

About Fred: Fred served as a member of the Utah State House of Representatives in 2011 and 2012 representing approx. 1/4 of West Valley City residents.

A Utah native, and a lifelong resident of Salt Lake County, Fred graduated from Highland High School, studied at the University of Utah, graduating from what is now called Salt Lake Community College in Architectural Technology. A licensed Utah Architect, Fred started his own architectural firm in 1996, working and living in West Valley City. Fred and his wife Aleta have lived in West Valley City for over 25 years.

Community Service
Utah State House of Representatives, January 2011 through December 2012.
• Utah Republican State Central Committee, 2011 to present.
Utah Republican State Delegate 2002-2003, 2005-2011, 2013.
Salt Lake County Republican Bylaws Committee,  2013 to present.
Salt Lake County Republican Central Committee, 2010 though 2012.
• ChamberWest Regional Chamber of Commerce Government Action Committee, Nov. 2010 to present
AIA Utah, Government Affairs Committee, January 2008 to January 2011 and January 2013 to present.
• Church Based community service
Education Excellence
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. We can reduce costs while still maintaining the quality.  Teachers often do not have the supplies they need, and in most cases deserve more pay for the critical work they do. Education Funding is too complex and funding doesn’t seem to make it to the classroom. We need to help make that better.
Clean Air and Water
I was the Salt Lake Solar Day 2012, "Greenest Republican in the State" for sponsoring 2012 H.B. 262 Building Code Amendments, and continued working to adopt the current IECC (energy code for houses and buildings) during the 2013 session. That bill passed and the current code is expected to be effective July 1, 2014. The amount of energy use and pollution caused by buildings is critical. I also worked for over a year to increase flexibility and ability for property owners to capture and use storm / rain water. At the end of the 2013 session, that bill passed the House, 75 to 0, and was signed by the Governor.
States Rights
The US Constitution specifically states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people". The US Government continues to trample on this and others of our constitutionally protected rights. The government powers are not only separated in 3 branches, but between the Federal and the States.  This is an area that is worth fighting for Utahns.
Utah is the best fiscally managed state. Utah repeats this year as Forbes top 3 Best States for Business and Careers. We need to continue to improve. The Economy will grow when Government will allow it. In many cases Government is holding business growth back through too many regulations.