Spencer Cox, the 18th governor of Utah, is an American lawyer and politician raised in Fairview. He served as the 8th lieutenant governor of Utah from the year 2013 to 2021 and since January 4th, 2021, he is serving as the governor of Utah. He is a member of the Republican Party. He is married to Abby Palmer and has 4 children. Born on 11th July 1975, he has completed 46 years of his age. He was a part of the 6th generation of a farming family in rural Fairview. Since childhood, he was sincere, honest and responsible. He was the eldest of eight siblings.
Spencer Cox’s Education
Spencer Cox graduated from North Sanpete High School. Then he enrolled for an associate’s degree in Snow College. He did a Bachelor of Arts(BA) in political science from Snow College Utah State University. He was accepted in Harvard Law School due to his 4.0 GPA but Spencer Cox went to Washington and Lee University to obtain his Juris Doctor(JD) which is a degree of Law. He knew the value of hard work from an early age.
Spencer Cox’s Career and Achievements
Spencer Cox clerked for Judge Ted Stewart of the U.S. District Court, Utah after finishing law school. He joined a law firm, Fabian and Clendenin. Then, he returned to Utah and became the vice president of CentraCom.
In 2004, he was elected as a city councillor of Fairview, Utah and as a Mayor in 2005. In 2008, Spencer Cox was elected as a Sanpete County Commissioner. In 2012, he became a member of the Utah House of Representatives when he called for the impeachment of John Swallow, the attorney general of Utah over violations of campaign and finance laws. Spencer Cox and Lieutenant Bell served as co-chairs of Governor Herberts’s Rural Partnership Board.
Spencer Cox’s Networth
Spencer Cox is a successful politician. His net worth in the year 2021 is $1 million- $5 million. This net income is the amount of wealth from his main career as a politician.
Spencer Cox’s Personal Life
Spencer Cox’s father Eddie served on the Utah Transportation Commission and he was a Sanpete County Commissioner. He was the oldest of eight children and he grew up on a farm in Fairview. Spencer Cox married his high school sweetheart, Abby who also graduated from Snow College. They have 4 children and reside on their family farm in Fairview.
His fourth cousin Jon Cox succeeded him in the Utah House of Representatives.
Spencer Cox plays bass guitar in a garage band which his brother-in-law taught him. State Representative Mike McKell is his brother-in-law.
Spencer Cox’s Twitter and Instagram Accounts
Spencer Cox’s Twitter account ‘Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox’ has 64.2 E followers and follows 1384 accounts. He is quite active on social media posting tweets about his daily lifestyle and moments. He recently tweeted about the loss of his dog Shadow which shows his love for pets.
Spencer Cox’s Instagram account with the handle ‘govcox’ has 6619 followers and follows 299 accounts. His social life is quite updated and he maintains his accounts well.