Lt. Governor Spencer Cox is a proven leader and Utah’s homegrown candidate for governor. He began his public service on the Fairview City Council, then as mayor, county commissioner and state representative (all part-time positions) while he led a family-owned telecommunications company. Under Spencer’s leadership, the company doubled in size during the Great Recession.
In 2013, while he was serving as a representative in the state legislature, Governor Gary Herbert asked Spencer to join his administration as the lieutenant governor. Spencer agreed to serve on the sole condition that he be allowed to continue living in his hometown of Fairview. His commitment to rural life and his family is evident in the almost daily 200-mile round trip he makes from Fairview to our State Capitol.While serving as Utah’s lieutenant governor, Spencer has tackled some of our state’s most difficult challenges. From public land reforms to mental health issues to rural development, Spencer does not wait for others to look for solutions. He is a collaborator and many times has brought people together from differing viewpoints to find the right answers for Utah’s future.Recently, Spencer was tasked to lead the state’s Coronavirus Task Force. He has worked around the clock to protect the health and security of all Utahns, preserve individual liberty, and rebuild our economy. While the crisis is not over, Utah is in a much better position than virtually every other state in the nation because of actions taken early on in the process.
He and his running mate, Utah Senator Deidre Henderson (R-Spanish Fork), are both proven leaders and consistent conservatives. As Utah continues to emerge from a global pandemic, their number one priority is to return Utah’s economy to the best in the nation. Just as Governor Herbert’s leadership brought Utah out of the Great Recession, Spencer is prepared to lead Utah’s economic recovery once again.
Spencer and Deidre recently released two important plans for Utah’s future. The “Cox-Henderson Self-Reliant Utah Plan” anticipates the challenges of tomorrow and sets forth detailed proposals to increase Utah’s long-term resiliency and prosperity. And the “2020 Vision for Economic Strength” lets Utah voters know the guiding principles they will follow to rebuild Utah’s economy and secure a bright future for all Utahns.
When Spencer entered the race, he knew he wanted to make it a campaign about people – not politics. He set the ambitious goal to be the first-ever candidate for governor to visit all of Utah’s 248 incorporated cities and towns. As Governor, Spencer will represent all of Utah’s 29 counties and 248 cities and towns.
Spencer is endorsed by Governor Gary Herbert, several hundred local elected officials, and thousands of Utahns across the state. To read why others support the Cox-Henderson team, visit EndorsedbyUtah.com, an account of thousands of Utahns from all walks of life, and every corner of our state, who support Spencer for Governor because of his belief in the Utah way of life and consistent conservative principles.