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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fred Cox for Utah House 30 Endorsements Update

The most important endorsements in this race 
are the voters in House District 30.

2014 Endorsements for Fred Cox, running for the Utah House of Representatives
(partial list, check back for updates)

Ron Bigelow,  former member of the Utah House of Representatives, 1995 through 2010

Gary R. Herbert, Governor of Utah
"I support former representative Fred Cox in his election for State House District 30. Fred is someone who has shown he will stand up for the principles of limited government and efficient use of taxpayer dollars."

Becky Lockhart, Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives
“Fred Cox is a man of courage. He stands up for what he believes is right for the people of his district.”

Wayne Niederhauser, Utah Senate President
Jonathan Johnson, Holladay, UT

Jim Bennett,  Bob Bennett 2010 U.S. Senate Campaign
"I met Fred Cox when he was helping other candidates running for office, including one running against my father. I found Fred to be hardworking and fair. While some in politics leave you feeling you don't want to see them again, Fred was willing to be my friend, even though we were helping candidates running against each other. When I found a national blog article that unfairly blamed my father for something another senator had done, and I found I couldn't immediately post a correction, I called Fred. Fred made sure that a correction was posted, even though that wouldn't help his candidate. We need civility in government and officials that care more about finding solutions for constituents than partisan bickering. With that, I endorse Fred Cox for State House of Representatives."

Cherilyn Eagar, Candidate U.S. Senate 2010, U.S. Congress 2012
Tim Bridgewater, Candidate U.S. Senate 2010

Bennion Spencer, Candidate for U.S. Congress 2008 "A Republican I could work with".

Dave Hansen, former Utah Republican State Party Chair

Steve Vincent, West Valley City, UT
Tom Huynh, West Valley City, UT

Phil Conder, West Valley City, UT
Jeffrey C. White, West Valley City, UT

Richard Snelgrove, Salt Lake County
, UT

Carbon Lundgren, West Valley City, UT

Kent and Carma Nay, West Valley City, UT
Skylar Burnside, West Valley City, UT
Michael A. Branan, West Valley City
, UT
Troy Council, West Valley City, UT
Robert Christensen, West Valley City, UT
Arnold Schaer, West Valley City, UT
David Beck, West Valley City, UT
William and Gretchen Blunt, West Valley City, UT

Nephi Robinson, Magna, UT

Kelly Allen, former PTSA Junior High School President, West Valley City, UT
Kathy Hall, West Valley City, UT

Helen H. Redd, Holladay, UT
James Humphreys, Weber County, UT
Sinama Meli, 2010, 2012 Candidate for Utah House of Representatives
Thomas W. Clay, 2013 Candidate for Utah Republican Party Secretary
The Salt Lake County Republican Assembly

National Federation of Independent Business, NFIB/Utah SAFE Trust

Utah State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police

National Rifle Association - Political Victory Fund, (NRA)

2014 NRA Endorsement for House District 30

Political Victory Fund
National Rifle Association of America
Institute for Legislative Action
555 Capitol Mall, Suite 625
Sacramento, California 95814

 State and Local Affairs Division
Brian Judy, Utah State Liaison

September 24, 2014

Fred Cox
4466 Early Duke Street
West Valley City, Utah 84120

Dear Mr. Cox

Congratulations!  You have been endorsed by the National Rifle Association - Political Victory Fund for the General elections in 2014. Your strong support for the Second Amendment and the working knowledge of the issues surrounding this most important debate are greatly appreciated.

On behalf of the NRA members in your district, please accept my best wishes for success on November 4th!

Please feel free to contact me if I can be of further assistance.


Brian Judy
Utah State Liaison