Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Update from Representative Fred Cox

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I was asked recently what happens in the Legislature during the summer. There are typically monthly Interim Sessions where bills are worked on and discussed along with possible Special Sessions, if called by the Governor.

May 16th was the first Interim Session. Like Last year, I am on the Judiciary Interim Committee and also the Public Utilities and Technology Interim Committee. The next Interim Session will be June 20th.

In May, we took an opportunity to request the new IT Director speak about the Data Breach. I asked about reports of high turnover of IT Staff in that department working that area, 12 in the last year and 5 in the last couple of months, leading to my statement: "If that’s true, it seems to me one of the biggest problems may be IT management, not the technicians". See the two articles covering that at:


I have several recent blog posts including:

Support for Traditional Marriage and discussion on nondiscrimination bills


Answering questions about one of my votes on education:


Recent Media:

Comcast had an interview during this last session. A copy is at:


In May, I had a live radio interview by Jeff Robinson at KCPW


Also in May, a 3 minute Introduction video by Comcast, that should soon be available On Demand, remembering to look for the New Utah House District 30. They have a number of candidate’s profiles. I don't have a link for that yet, if it is online. I was asked to use a teleprompter, so I am not sure how well it turned out.

This summer I am currently working on several bill requests, which include:


Alimony Amendments, Building Code Amendments, Graywater Amendments, Professional Licensing Administrative Rules Amendments, Storm Water Capture Amendments, Utah Lands and School Trust Fund Amendment, and a few others.

I will also be involved with campaigning, which might be more interesting as this is the only Democrat Incumbent vs. a Republican Incumbent race in the state. Remember, for 2013, a new House District 30 will represent much of this area, and during the 2012 General Election you will determine who will represent this new District 30 beginning in 2013.

The New District 30 includes most of 32, part of 29 and some of 33.

Fred C. Cox, Representing State House District 32 and running to represent the new District 30

Contact Information:

http://www.fredcox4utah.com (main website) http://www.fredcox4utah.blogspot.com (blog)
http://twitter.com/fredcox4utah (twitter) http://www.facebook.com/fred.c.cox (personal profile)
http://www.facebook.com/fredcox4utah (public page)

http://le.utah.gov/house2/detail.jsp?i=COXFC Official Government website

Official Government and Constituent Email: fredcox@le.utah.gov

Campaign Related Email, including volunteering, signs, etc: fred@fredcox4utah.com



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