Leadership, Experience, Integrity, Willing to Listen, Represent You, and Respect.
Economy, growth, taxes, your rights, transportation, water, sewer, clean air, and crime.
end of 2019 and the beginning on 2020, I was the original sponsor (1 of
5) for the Utah 2019 Tax referendum. Working with voters throughout the
state, both liberal, conservative, and everything in between, and as
volunteers, we were able to gather over 170,000 signatures in 29
counties, exceeding the 116,000 required signatures in 15 counties.
Because of the success of our team, the Legislature and the Governor
repealed 2019 SB 2001, instead of facing the backlash of the voters this
served in the Utah House of Representatives in 2011, 2012, 2015 and
2016. I had a reputation of being willing to listen, read, speak up and
fight for and vote for what I believed was right, no matter the
opposition. I held regular open town hall meetings, not just when I was
running or when the legislature was in session.
Involvement: Valley West Rotary Club President, West Point (West
Valley) Neighborhood Watch Chair, Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce,
and the Western Growth Coalition.
Vote Fred C. Cox for Salt Lake County Council District 2
I was asked to speak at a 2nd Amendment rights rally at the Utah Capitol February 8, 2020.
In the past I have been endorsed by the NRA-Political Victory Fund. I am a strong supporter of our right to protect ourselves.
I quoted this section from our Utah State Constitution:
Article I, Section 6. [Right to bear arms.] The individual right of the people to keep and bear arms for security and defense of self, family, others, property, or the state, as well as for other lawful purposes shall not be infringed; but nothing herein shall prevent the Legislature from defining the lawful use of arms.
Notice the Legislature can define the lawful use of arms, but it can't take away the right of the people to keep and bear arms for security and defense. I spoke opposing the "Red Flag" laws being proposed.
I have strongly condemned the Salt Lake County Mayor's decision for an “operational change” to close the gun show background check "loopholes" at gun shows at county facilities.
I am running to replace the Republican incumbent who voted to support the county mayor, when the county council voted 5 vs 4 on February 11, 2020, a few days after the rally.
I was asked to speak for a few minutes at the business revival meeting at Vineyard today. Sometime between 3 and 4. The event starts at noon.
They already have a bunch of speakers. I spoke to Eric who is leading this celebration. He knows I don't agree with him on everything.
I do believe the government has overstepped the constitutional authority we gave them. I also believe in following the law and getting laws changed. We need to rescue the small businesses. The economy and food and farmers and everything has been hit hard. We need to save this country from socialism and the last 2 months have not helped.
Many people have been traumatised by earthquakes and deaths in addition to this Coved-19 virus. If that means someone is going to feel better if I wear a mask or if I am going to feel better in some situations to wear a mask, that needs to be OK. I have one or two I can wear.
Our governor and mayors and health dept officials need to know that many of us find the past several weeks of government mandated shutdown not acceptable. They can not be repeated.
We need to work on principle. Businesses should be able to keep their staff and customers safe and be able to be open. This next "phase" is where we needed to be seven weeks ago.
A couple of weeks ago, when the Governor had this idea of telling people crossing into Utah they needed to fill out papers, I said this:
Most people in this state feel that a mayor or governor shutting down private businesses generally or by category and requiring papers to travel is an abuse of power and is not constitutional. Period.
We have shut down a restaurant for norovirus or other reasons before. This is not the same. There is no reason each and every business can't figure out a way to stay safe and stay open. I have been working from home generally. That doesn't work to go visit a building.
Most people are doing their best to wash hands and keep distances. That is a good thing for now.
The last thing we need is the government taking over everything.