Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox Announces Candidacy For Utah Governor
May 14, 2019, 6:51 AM | Updated: 6:45 pm
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox officially announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor of Utah in 2020.
He released a video Tuesday morning announcing his candidacy.
Ok friends…@AbbyPalmerCox and I want you to know first. It’s time. We’ve decided to run for Governor – and we cant do it without you! Please visit https://t.co/x5kT5gqD5M to join the team and donate. Oh and please retweet. Let’s go. #VoteCox pic.twitter.com/RYkSHbCztU
— Spencer Cox (@SpencerJCox) May 14, 2019
“Our campaign will be different because we refuse to let this journey change who we are,” Spencer Cox said. “Rather than showing contempt for others to get ahead, we will discuss solutions to position Utah for transformative achievements in education, transportation, water, air quality, housing and more. We are confident we will be successful, but our campaign will be a force for good regardless of the outcome. I invite every candidate to also hold themselves to this same standard.”
Lt. Gov. Cox was first elected to the Fairview City Council in 2004 and has since served as mayor, county commissioner and state representative prior to being appointed lieutenant governor in 2013. Before becoming lieutenant governor, he worked as Vice President and General Counsel at CentraCom, a telecommunications business managed by the Cox family since 1919 with operations today in nine Utah counties.
In 2016, he and Governor Herbert were re-elected after winning the Republican primary by 44 percent, according to a news release.