Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Not the other Fred Cox

Not the other Fred Cox.

My name is Fred C. Cox, and I am running for the Utah House of Representatives District 30. A photo of me is here:

When I was very young, some of my friends used to joke that I was the Fred Cox that played for the NFL football team, the Minnesota Vikings, as their field goal kicker. He played for them from about the time I was two years old to when I was in high school. A photo of him (taken many years ago) is here:

That Fred Cox scored lots of points for his team (1,365).

That Fred Cox is not running this year for State House District 30.

Neither is our current junior US Senator.

Almost everyone I have talked to understands that. The purpose of this email is to have you remind a few of your friends or relatives before Tuesday. They may like our US Senator or they may not like him. This Tuesday, he is not on the ballot.

I was never really good at football. In high school I was on the track team for running the two mile and on the cross country team. I wasn't really fast, but I could pace myself to finish. I also represented the school in chess, sang in choirs, and played table tennis.

In 2011 and 2012 I had more than 1300 floor votes on bills as a member of the Utah House of Representatives. That doesn't include votes in committees. (if you combine both years, I missed the fewest floor votes of any legislator of both parties and both houses). I was in the Senate Chambers during those 5 out of 1302 votes. There were also special legislative sessions, and I didn't miss any of those floor votes.

I read through each and every bill I had to vote on. I don't look at bills as republican or democrat sponsored bills. I vote on bills based on what the bill says and would do, and I have spoken against bills and spoken for bills based on the bill and not the sponsor or party. I will look for win-win solutions. A bill has to improve things, however small the steps, or it should not pass.

That is a record that I am proud of. I also had many Town Hall meetings. I was able to take bills that voters in our area wanted run and have them pass both houses and be signed into law by the Governor. I stood up against a tax increase on food and against the state government taking away our rights.

For those that have not already voted, I ask for your vote. For those with vote by mail ballots, they have to be postmarked by Monday, November 3rd, or be hand delivered to a voting location.

Fred C. Cox for State House District 30
Education Excellence, Clean Air and Water, Your Rights, and a Stable and Growing Economy

PS. I did not invent the Nerf Football.
Town Hall Meetings at West Valley Library 2880 West 3650 South West Valley City, Utah
Tue. October 7, 2014, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Sat. October 11, 2014, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Meet the Candidates Nights (PTA Sponsored)
Thu. October 2, 2014, 6:00:pm to 8:30pm Matheson Jr. High 3650 Montclair St, Magna, UT

Wed. Ocbober 8, 2014, 6:30pm to 8:30pm Hunter High School 4200 S 5600 W, West Valley City, UT
Thu. October 9, 2014, 6:00pm to 8:30pm Granger High School  3580 S 3600 W, West Valley City, UT

Town Hall Meetings at Hunter Library 4740 West 4100 South West Valley City, Utah
Wed. October 22, 2014, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Sat. November 1, 2014, 12:00pm to 1:00pm