Spencer Cox is a well-known name in Utah's political arena, having served as the state's 18th governor since January 2021.
Before his governorship, Cox held various public offices and leadership positions, which have helped shape his career and public service.
Who is Spencer Cox?
Spencer J. Cox was born on July 11, 1975, in Mount Pleasant, Utah, to parents Colby and Linda Cox.
He grew up on a farm in Sanpete County, where he learned the value of hard work and dedication.
Cox attended Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, where he received an Associate of Arts degree.
Later, he earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Utah State University and his Juris Doctorate from Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Spencer Cox Political Career
Spencer Cox's political career began in 2003 when he was appointed as a city councilman in Fairview, Utah.
In 2004, he was elected as the mayor of Fairview and served in that role until 2008. After that, Cox was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012 and re-elected in 2014 and 2016.
In 2016, he ran for Lieutenant Governor of Utah on a ticket with Governor Gary Herbert and won.
As Lieutenant Governor, Cox took an active role in many issues affecting Utahns, including healthcare, education, and economic development.
He was also known for his work on the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, which allowed for the use of medical marijuana in the state.
In 2020, Spencer Cox announced his candidacy for Governor of Utah and won the Republican nomination in June of that year.
In November, he won the gubernatorial election, defeating Democratic opponent Chris Peterson.
Spencer Cox Age and Height
Spencer Cox was born on July 11, 1975, which makes him 46 years old as of 2022. He is 6 feet 5 inches tall, which makes him one of the tallest governors in the United States.
Spencer Cox Wife and Family
Spencer Cox is married to Abby Cox, and they have four children together. They live in Fairview, Utah, where they run a cattle ranch.
Spencer Cox Net Worth
As of 2022, Spencer Cox's net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. However, most of his wealth comes from his work as an attorney, rather than his public service.