Kirk Cox

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Kirk Cox
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Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 66th district
Assumed office
January 10, 1990
Preceded by Chip Dicks
Majority Leader of the House of Delegates
Assumed office
December 5, 2010
Preceded by Morgan Griffith
Personal details
Born Marvin Kirkland Cox
(1957-08-17) August 17, 1957 (age 59)
Petersburg, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Julie Kirkendall Cox
Children Lane, Carter, Blake, Cameron
Residence Colonial Heights, Virginia
Alma mater James Madison University
Profession Teacher (retired)
Committees Appropriations; Rules
Religion Baptist
Website www.kirkcox.com

Marvin Kirkland "Kirk" Cox (born August 17, 1957) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party. 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. Cox has served as House Majority Leader since December 2010, after previously serving as House Majority Whip from 2004-2010.[1]

Cox will become the 55th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates on January 10, 2018, so long as Republicans maintain their majority following the next elections.[2] He was chosen unanimously by the House Republican Caucus following the decision by current Speaker William J. Howell to not seek re-election in 2017.[3]

Early Life & Education[edit]

Cox was born in Petersburg, Virginia. He graduated from Colonial Heights High School in 1975. After studying political science and social science at James Madison University, he graduated with bachelor's degrees in both in 1979.

Family and Personal Life[edit]

Cox and his wife Julie reside in Colonial Heights, Virginia. They have four sons. Cox taught government at Manchester High School in Chesterfield County until his retirement in 2012.

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Virginia House of Delegates, 66th district
Nov 7, 1989[4] General Marvin Kirkland Cox Republican 10,460 52.47
John Gaudry Dicks, III Democratic 9,468 47.49
Write Ins 8 0.04
Incumbent lost; seat switched from Democratic to Republican
Nov 5, 1991[4] General Marvin Kirkland Cox Republican 10,273 67.58
Jay T. Leverett Democratic 4,919 32.36
Write Ins 9 0.06
Nov 2, 1993[4] General Marvin Kirkland Cox Republican 19,876 99.73
Write Ins 53 0.27
Nov 7, 1995[5] General M K Cox Republican 11,771 82.12
G R Rasnake Democratic 2,554 17.82
Write Ins 9 0.06
Nov 4, 1997[6] General M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox Republican 20,827 98.74
Write Ins 265 1.26
Nov 2, 1999[7] General M K Cox Republican 11,260 98.69
Write Ins 150 1.31
Nov 6, 2001[8] General M K Cox Republican 19,077 98.29
Write Ins 331 1.71
Nov 4, 2003[9] General M K Cox Republican 10,896 97.76
Write Ins 250 2.24
Nov 8, 2005[10] General M K Cox Republican 21,205 96.87
Write Ins 685 3.13
Nov 6, 2007[11] General M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox Republican 11,049 97.51
Write Ins 281 2.48
Nov 3, 2009[12] General M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox Republican 21,428 97.02
Write Ins 657 2.97
Nov 8, 2011[13] General M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox Republican 10,681 96.32
Write Ins 407 3.67

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bio for M. Kirkland Cox". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  2. ^ Report, Contributed. "Delegate Kirk Cox elected as the next Speaker of the House". The Progress. Retrieved 2017-04-17. 
  3. ^ "Va. House Speaker William Howell, a pragmatic Republican, will not run again". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-04-17. 
  4. ^ a b c "The Virginia Elections and State Elected Officials Database Project, 1776-2008". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  5. ^ "1995 Election Results - HOD". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  6. ^ "1997 Election Results - HOD". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "General Election- November 6, 2001". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on December 29, 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  9. ^ "General Election- November 4, 2003". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on June 24, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  10. ^ "General Election- November 8, 2005". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on December 28, 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  11. ^ "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  12. ^ "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  13. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 

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