John Cox (politician)

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John A. Cox
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 55th district
In office
January 2010 – 2014
Preceded by Frank D. Hargrove
Succeeded by Buddy Fowler
Personal details
Born (1944-10-13) October 13, 1944 (age 72)
Wilmington, North Carolina
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Dorothy Mae Compton Cox
Occupation Executive
Committees Militia Police and Public Safety, Privileges and Elections, Transportation

John Cox (born October 13, 1944) is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He represents the 55th district, which includes part of Hanover County.[1]

Cox announced that he would not run for reelection in 2013.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

John Cox ran in the 2009 election for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 55th district, with the aim of replacing retiring delegate Frank Hargrove. In a three-way primary, Cox narrowly defeated Rusty McGuire by 232 votes. In the General Election, Cox defeated Democrat Robert Barnette by a huge margin of almost fifty points.


  1. ^ Virginia House of Delegates - John Cox, retrieved March 5, 2010
  2. ^ Lewis, Bob (2013-04-03). "In Virginia reconvened session, Putney heads august class of retiring lawmakers bidding adieu". The Washington Post. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 2013-06-15. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 

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