Thursday, May 9, 2024

Fred Cox, champion for lowering taxes, needs your support

Fred Cox, champion for lowering taxes, needs your support

I am proud to have led the effort to end a proposed increase in taxes on food and other services. The Utah Legislature passed a massive 177% tax hike on groceries, forcing a typical family of four to pay about $387 more each year for food.

We were able to gather more than 170,000 signatures for the Utah 2019 Tax Referendum, enough to persuade the governor and legislature to repeal the tax.

I am a professional architect and I have also been honored to serve as a state representative for four years, working on behalf of 1/3 of West Valley City citizens. Here are some of the key issues I will fight for to protect you and your family if I am elected again to House District 30: 

  •  Put more money in classrooms by reducing the cost of school buildings.
  • Defend the U.S. Constitution by protecting the rights of Utah and the people from overreaching federal interference.
  • Grow the economy by reducing burdensome regulations on businesses

 We can't continue to let the government take over our lives. I am the Utah Republican Convention winner and I am backed by the party. The other candidate in the primary is on the ballot though signature gathering. Please come to one of my Town Hall meetings and help me understand the issues that are important to you.

 Here’s where and you can join me:

 Saturday, May 11, 2024, 1pm to 2:30pm, Hunter Library Meeting Room, 4740 W 4100 S, West Valley City, UT 84120

 Saturday, May 25, 2024, 1pm to 2:30pm, West Valley Library Meeting Room, 2880 W 3650 S, West Valley City, UT 84119
Saturday, June 1, 2024, 11am to 12:30pm, Hunter Library Meeting Room, 4740 W 4100 S, West Valley City, UT 84120
 Saturday, June 8, 2024, 11am to 12:30pm, West Valley Library Meeting Room, 2880 W 3650 S, West Valley City, UT 84119

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Fred C Cox for House District 30 - Fighting Tax Increases



At the end of 2019 and the beginning of 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 Because of the success of our team, the Legislature and the Governor repealed 2019 SB 2001, instead of facing the backlash of the voters that fall.


Remember we had identified 5 major items in the bill that had people ticked.

Major Problems with 2019 SB 2001:

First, if you raise the cost of vehicle fuel, by increasing the state fuel tax by 35%, a family driving around town has less money to go to the store to buy food. These added fuel costs will drive up the cost of goods at the register as well.

Second, raising the cost of food by raising the sales tax on food by a 177% Utah tax increase, means the family has less money to buy food. The State paying this family back later, doesn’t help. Why should a family making it without the government be pushed into requiring help?

Third, by reducing the amount of money going to public and secondary education by $680 Million, while promising public education will not be hurt, means they are either going to change the Utah Constitution or the legislature is going to make sure our property taxes go up, either directly such as 2015 SB 97 and 2018 HB 293 or indirectly by making the local school boards raise our property tax and those boards getting the blame.

Fourth, the bill sets up changing the funding of roads by removing the constitutional required funding from transportation related taxes, including transportation related sales tax, and replacing it with highway user fees and a road usage charge program.

Fifth, Adding to the increase of services with sales tax, which can drive service type businesses out of the state or at least out of business.

Also Remember we invited the left and right and everyone in between to unite to stop the bill, 2019 SB 2001. There was one initial rule, respect. We need this group to keep pressure on the legislature and governor so they don't create 2019 SB 2001 again, as a whole or in pieces. That is what United us and still does.

If any of these items come back in any form, they will be repealed by the voters. Food Tax, Fuel Tax, Education funding, Transportation funding, Services. No New Taxes. If they think this was just the food tax, they are wrong