House 2003-2006 (District 25B)
Party when first elected: Republican
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
United Church of Christ
Reported Minority: Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Trades; Owner, Construction Company
Northfield High School; Secondary;
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota; B.A.; 1973; Biology
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Northfield, Minnesota (City Planning Commission, 5 years);
Northfield, Minnesota (School Board, Chair, 15 years);
19?? to ?
Three children: Tristan (son), Marja and Diana (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
- Great Grandfather
He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican Party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2006 election. His opponent, David Bly, defeated him by so few votes that an automatic recount occurred. The recount confirmed that David Bly had won, by 60 votes.
He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican endorsed candidate for the 2008 special election for the Minnesota Senate seat vacated by Sen. Thomas Neuville.
His grandfather, W.T. Cox was the first Commissioner of the agency that became the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
His mother, Marjorie Cox, was an unsuccessful candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives prior to his running.
His funeral service was held November 25th at First United Church of Christ in Northfield, Minnesota.
Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.