Spencer Cox (politician)

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Spencer Cox
Spencer Cox in 2017.jpg
18th Governor of Utah
Assumed office
January 4, 2021
LieutenantDeidre Henderson
Preceded byGary Herbert
8th Lieutenant Governor of Utah
In office
October 16, 2013 – January 4, 2021
GovernorGary Herbert
Preceded byGreg Bell
Succeeded byDeidre Henderson
Member of the Utah House of Representatives
from the 58th district
In office
January 1, 2013 – October 16, 2013
Preceded byStephen Sandstrom
Succeeded byJon Cox
Member of the
Sanpete County Commission
from the A District
In office
2008–2012
Preceded byDwight Inouye[1]
Succeeded byJon Cox[2]
Personal details
Born (1975-07-11) July 11, 1975 (age 46)
Mount Pleasant, Utah, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Abby Palmer
Children4
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion
EducationSnow College
Utah State University (BA)
Washington and Lee University (JD)

Spencer James Cox (born July 11, 1975) is an American attorney and politician. He is a member of the Republican Party. In 2021, he became Governor of Utah. Cox was the eighth Lieutenant Governor of Utah from October 2013 to January 2021.

Cox was raised in Fairview, Utah. He was appointed to Fairview's city council, and later acted as the city’s mayor.

In October 2013, Governor Gary Herbert picked Cox to replace Greg Bell as lieutenant governor. Cox ran for governor and won the November 2020 election.

References[change | change source]

  1. Daily Herald (December 31, 2008). "2008 In Review | Local News". heraldextra.com. Archived from the original on June 2, 2019. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
  2. "Delegates trade one Cox for another for Utah House seat". The Salt Lake Tribune. November 8, 2013. Archived from the original on November 14, 2018. Retrieved December 15, 2019.