John H. Cox

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John Cox.

John Herman Cox (born July 15, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American accountant, businessman, broadcaster, attorney, and politician. He ran for governor of California as a Republican in the 2018 election, but lost to Gavin Newsom in the general election. He unsuccessfully ran for governor in the 2021 recall election.[1]

Beliefs[change | change source]

Cox voted for Gary Johnson in the 2016 presidential election.[2] He later said that he made a "mistake" in voting for Johnson.[3] He was endorsed by Donald Trump in May 2018.[4]

Cox is pro-life, meaning that he is against abortion. He said, ”abortion is murder--plain and simple--and that should be regulated by state law.”[5]

He is against the death penalty.[6]

He supports medical cannabis.[7] He has suggested that Marijuana users should be hospitalized instead of sent to prison.[7]

Cox is strongly against the "gas tax." The gas tax was passed in April 2017, and increased the cost of gas and diesel in California.

References[change | change source]

  1. "California recall: The 2022 campaign starts now". Cal Matters. Retrieved 2021-09-14.
  2. "Before his bid to become California governor, John Cox took on some guy named Obama". Los Angeles Times. 19 September 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  3. Mehta, Seema (5 January 2018). "Republican candidates for California governor spar over support for Trump in their first debate". LA Times. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  4. Trump Likes Cox. In:, 19 May 2018.
  5. Willon, Phil (7 July 2018). "Abortion debate surfaces in California governor's race". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  6. "5 of 6 candidates for California governor oppose death penalty".
  7. 7.0 7.1 Stewart, Joshua. "California governor candidate says pot addicts should be hospitalized, not incarcerated". Retrieved 29 May 2018.

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