Kirk Cox

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Kirk Cox
55th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates
Assumed office
January 10, 2018
Preceded byBill Howell
Majority Leader of the Virginia House of Delegates
In office
December 5, 2010 – January 10, 2018
Preceded byMorgan Griffith
Succeeded byTodd Gilbert
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 66th district
Assumed office
January 10, 1990
Preceded byChip Dicks
Personal details
Born
Marvin Kirkland Cox

(1957-08-17) August 17, 1957 (age 61)
Petersburg, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Julie Kirkendall
Children4
EducationJames Madison University (BA)
Signature
WebsiteOfficial website

Marvin Kirkland "Kirk" Cox (born August 17, 1957) is an American politician and a former educator. A Republican, he has served in the Virginia House of Delegates since 1990, representing the 66th District, made up of the southern Richmond suburb of Colonial Heights and nearby parts of Chesterfield County. He also serves as the 55th Speaker of the House of Delegates.[1][2] Prior to that, he had served as House Majority Leader since December 2010, and before that House Majority Whip from 2004 to 2010.

Early life and education[edit]

Cox was born in Petersburg, Virginia. He graduated from Colonial Heights High School in 1975. After attending James Madison University as a member of the Theta Chi fraternity with an intended graduation year of 1979,[3] Cox graduated from the two-year program at Richard Bland College in 1981.[4] After studying political science and social science at James Madison University, he graduated with bachelor's degrees in both.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Cox and his wife Julie reside in Colonial Heights, Virginia. They have four sons: Lane, Carter, Blake, and Cameron. Cox taught government at Manchester High School in Chesterfield County until his retirement in 2012.[citation needed]

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes %
Virginia House of Delegates, 66th district
Nov 7, 1989[6] General M. Kirkland Cox Republican 10,460 52.47
John G. Dicks, III Democratic 9,468 47.49
Write Ins 8 0.04
Incumbent lost; seat switched from Democratic to Republican
Nov 5, 1991[6] General M. Kirkland Cox Republican 10,273 67.58
Jay T. Leverett Democratic 4,919 32.36
Write Ins 9 0.06
Nov 2, 1993[6] General M. Kirkland Cox Republican 19,876 99.73
Write Ins 53 0.27
Nov 7, 1995[7] General M. Kirkland Cox Republican 11,771 82.12
Gregory R. Rasnake Democratic 2,554 17.82
Write Ins 9 0.06
Nov 4, 1997[8] General M. Kirkland Cox Republican 20,827 98.74
Write Ins 265 1.26
Nov 2, 1999[9] General M. Kirkland Cox Republican 11,260 98.69
Write Ins 150 1.31
Nov 6, 2001[10] General M. Kirkland Cox Republican 19,077 98.29
Write Ins 331 1.71
Nov 4, 2003[11] General M. Kirkland Cox Republican 10,896 97.76
Write Ins 250 2.24
Nov 8, 2005[12] General M. Kirkland Cox Republican 21,205 96.87
Write Ins 685 3.13
Nov 6, 2007[13] General M. Kirkland Cox Republican 11,049 97.51
Write Ins 281 2.48
Nov 3, 2009[14] General M. Kirkland Cox Republican 21,428 97.02
Write Ins 657 2.97
Nov 8, 2011[15] General M. Kirkland Cox Republican 10,681 96.32
Write Ins 407 3.67
Nov 5, 2013[16] General M. Kirkland Cox Republican 20,224 94.69
Write Ins 1,135 5.31
Nov 3, 2015[17] General M. Kirkland Cox Republican 12,683 96.43
Write Ins 469 3.57
Nov 7, 2017[18] General M. Kirkland Cox Republican 18,572 63.45
Katie A. Sponsler Democratic 10,656 36.41
Write Ins 40 0.14

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Report, Contributed. "Delegate Kirk Cox elected as the next Speaker of the House". The Progress. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  2. ^ "Va. House Speaker William Howell, a pragmatic Republican, will not run again". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  3. ^ "Rinaldi's Run". Theta Chi. November 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Awards of Distinction Recipients". Richard Bland College. "After graduating from Richard Bland College of William & Mary in 1981, Delegate Kirk Cox earned his BS degree from James Madison University."
  5. ^ "Meet Kirk Cox". Kirk Cox.
  6. ^ a b c "The Virginia Elections and State Elected Officials Database Project, 1776-2008". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  7. ^ "1995 Election Results - HOD". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  8. ^ "1997 Election Results - HOD". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  9. ^ "Election Results - House of Delegates - Nov 1999 Gen Election". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2012-12-28. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  10. ^ "General Election- November 6, 2001". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on December 29, 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  11. ^ "General Election- November 4, 2003". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on June 24, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  12. ^ "General Election- November 8, 2005". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on December 28, 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  13. ^ "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  14. ^ "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  15. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  16. ^ "Virginia Elections Database » 2013 House of Delegates General Election District 66". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  17. ^ "Virginia Elections Database » 2015 House of Delegates General Election District 66". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  18. ^ "2017 November General". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved February 7, 2018.

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Virginia House of Delegates
Preceded by
Morgan Griffith
Majority Leader of the Virginia House of Delegates
2010–2018
Succeeded by
Todd Gilbert
Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Howell
Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates
2018–present
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