Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fred Cox for Utah Republican State Central Committee

Fred Cox for Utah Republican State Central Committee

Fred C. Cox is a current member of the Utah Republican State Central Committee representing Salt Lake County and is a member of the Utah House of Representatives.

Fred is an active defender of the Neighborhood Caucus Election and Convention System, as an activist, member of the State Central Committee, and as a member of the Utah House of Representatives.

Fred worked tirelessly helping the Political Issues Committee, Protect Our Neighborhood Elections, directly challenge Count My Vote. He also created Fair Elections Utah to provide a place to broadcast critical information through social media during that fight. In addition to reducing the number of voters signing the petition in targeted areas of the state, the group filled official complaints with the Lt. Governor’s Election Office with documented examples of violations of Utah Initiative laws. It was immediately after this that Count My Vote compromised and agreed to stop gathering signatures. Fred spoke against the 2nd Substitute 2014 SB 54 in committee less than one day after this “grand compromise” was announced.

As a member of the Republican State Central Committee, Fred was at the front standing up to the demands of Count My Vote for over a year. He is also one of the strongest supporters of creating ways to improve our current neighborhood caucus election system to allow greater participation, including same day voting by firefighters, police, health workers and families with sick children.

In 2015 Representative Fred Cox was the original sponsor of H.B. 281 Revisions to Elections Law, to effectively delay the implementation of 2014 SB 54. The bill had a committee hearing in the House with the same language being used in a Senate bill which passed committee and was voted on in the Senate chamber. Rep. Fred Cox also sponsored a substitute to attempt to block many of the critical fixes for 2014 SB 54 that appeared in 2015 SB 207, which he felt would weaken the party’s fight to protect it’s constitutional rights.

What now? The Party is currently taking a media beating over how to deal with this issue. The Republican State Central Committee will meet in a month to decide what to do. It will be this Committee and then the State Delegates in August that will decide, not the Chair or the Executive Committee. We need members on the State Central Committee who will provide positive solutions, understanding the party and the law.

Critical also will be the 2016 Utah U.S. Presidential nominee for our party that will be decided at the March 2016 neighborhood caucus elections. The details will be important as this new vote can help attract more support to our party and system or the reverse.

Starting May 12 in Utah of this year, we will be able to pre-register 16 year olds to vote who will then be fully registered when they turn 18. The Republican Party must be out in front to help these new voters understand why they want to be affiliated with our party.

Vote Fred Cox for Utah Republican State Central Committee, to represent you, Salt Lake County, to help strengthen the State Republican Party.

• Member of the Utah House of Representatives, 2011 to 2012, 2015 to present
• Member of the Utah Republican State Central Committee 2011 to present
• Utah Republican State Delegate 2002 to 2003, 2005 to 2011, 2013, 2015 to present
Salt Lake County Republican Bylaws Committee, 2013 to present
Salt Lake County Republican Central Committee, 2010 to 2012, 2014 to present
Salt Lake County Republican Precinct Chair, 2014 to 2015
Salt Lake County Business Alliance Gov. Action Committee, Nov. 2010 to present

AIA Utah, Gov. Affairs Committee, Jan. 2008 to Jan. 2011 and Jan. 2013 to present
• Charter member of the Valley West Rotary Club
• Campaign Volunteer and/or Consultant for local, state, federal and party candidates
• Church Based community service