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Spencer J. CoxREPRepublican Governor
48
Years of Age
12
Years of Experience
UTResidence (state)

Spencer James Cox (born July 11, 1975) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the 18th governor of Utah since 2021. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the eighth lieutenant governor of Utah from 2013 to 2021. In Fairview, Utah, where Cox lives and was raised, he was elected to the city council in 2004 and then as mayor in 2005. In 2008, he was elected as a Sanpete County county commissioner.He was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. In October 2013, Governor Gary Herbert appointed Cox to replace Greg Bell as lieutenant governor; he was confirmed unanimously by the Utah State Senate. Cox was elected to the lieutenant governorship as Herbert's running mate in 2016, and was elected governor in 2020.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Utah State University
Bachelor of Arts political science
North Sanpete High School
Snow College
Associate of Arts
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Juris Doctor
2001
Past Positions1 - 10 of 10
Governor
State of Utah
2021 - Current
Lieutenant Governor
State of Utah
2013 - 2021
Lieutenant Governor
State of Utah
2013
Representative
Utah State House of Representatives
2012 - 2013
Former Commissioner
Sanpete County
Former Council Member
City of Fairview
Former Mayor
City of Fairview
Vice President
CentraCom Interactive
2003 - 2013
Former Attorney
Fabian and Clendenin, Salt Lake City
Former Law Clerk
Federal District Judge Ted Stewart
Other Experience1 - 2 of 2
Co-Chair
Governor's Rural Partnership Board, present
Member
Governor's Economic Council, present