John Herman Cox 6 Nov 2017

John Herman Cox


" Born July 15, 1955 (age 62), Chicago, Illinois, U.S.john Herman Cox

" Political party Republican/>

" Spouse(s) Sarah Cox
" Children 4
" Education
University of Illinois, Chicago(BA) Illinois Institute of Technology(JD)

" Early life-Born on the near south side of Chicago, Illinois, Cox is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he majored in accounting and political science, and of Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is married to Sarah, has four daughters, and is Roman Catholic.[2] He credits his wife with inspiring him to run for president.
" Career-In 1981, he founded a law firm specializing in corporate law and tax planning, John H. Cox and Associates Ltd. In 1985, he founded Cox Financial Group Ltd., which specializes in investment counseling, income tax planning, retirement planning, and asset protection. In 1995 he founded Equity Property Management, a real estate management firm specializing in apartment rental property.
He hosted The Progressive Conservative, a twice-weekly bought-time radio talk show on low-wattage WJJG 1530 AM in Chicago.[4] Featuring guests like Michael Moriarty,[5] its themes included criticism of trial lawyers[6] and creation of a website in March 2003 that nominated public figures (such as Janeane Garofalo, Jacques Chirac, and Martin Sheen) as "Friends of Saddam".[7]
At the 2006 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Cox was a speaker, in a debate on the issue of capital punishment. Cox opposes the death penalty.
Cox has served on a local school board and a zoning board.
Cox created a chapter of Rebuilding Together, a nationwide charitable organization that is dedicated to renovating homes for low-income, elderly, and disabled persons and families with children. Cox recruited a board and formed the "Christmas in April" North Suburban Chicago Chapter. He has served on the boards of charities such as the American Cancer Society, Boy's Hope/Girl's Hope,[ and United Charities. Cox currently sits on the board of the USO and the Fire Works for Kids Foundation.
Illinois political campaigns
In 2000, Cox ran for Congress in Illinois's 10th congressional district to replace retiring Congressman John Edward Porter, losing the Republican primary race to former Porter aide Mark Kirk.
In 2002, Cox ran for U.S. Senate in Illinois on a conservative platform, aligning himself with Reagan Republicans. He lost the Republican primary with 23% to Jim Durkin. Cox later served as president of the Cook County, Illinois, Republican Party.
In 2004, Cox garnered 41.43% of the votes against long-time incumbent Democrat Eugene Moore in the Cook County Recorder of Deeds race.[ Cox said he decided to run for the office in order to eliminate the position; he saw the office as an unnecessary duplication of services that had become a "model of waste and corruption".
2008 presidential campaign
On March 9, 2006, Cox announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for U.S. president in 2008, becoming the first Republican to formally enter the 2008 presidential race. He dropped out of the race later that same year, but did appear on several primary ballots.
"The Low Cost New Hampshire-Style Neighborhood Legislature Act"
In 2012 and 2014, Cox filed petitions which were accepted by California's Secretary of State to begin collecting signatures to subdivide California's existing legislative districts into 100 neighborhood districts, arguing that substantially smaller districts will disempower the ability of special interest groups to buy votes by donating to legislators' campaigns. However, both efforts fell short of the required amount of valid signatures to land it on the 2014 ballot. Cox spent in excess of $1 million to try to qualify these 2 propositions for the ballot.
Cox submitted an updated version of this initiative to the California Attorney General for title and summary. The initiative was cleared for circulation on April 28, 2017. He has hired APC of Sacramento to validate the signatures and has until Oct. 25, 2017 to qualify it for the Nov. 2018 ballot. Because it is a constitutional amendment, he needs approx. 586,000 signatures; as of June 26, he had collected 25% of the valid signatures, as reported to the California Secretary of State. The measure website can be accessed by googling "neighborhood legislature (act)."
"California is Not for Sale "was a proposed ballot initiative for the 2016 ballot that would require legislators to wear the logos of their top 10 donors on their suits when advocating for policies on the Senate or Assembly floor. The effort failed to qualify; it was reported that the effort gathered roughly 250,000 signatures, short of the required approx. 366,000 signatures. Cox took a risk by hiring long-time coordinator/signature validator Michael Rhoades-who claimed the measure was 'a slam dunk'-who had never before qualified a statewide issue. Overall, Cox spent nearly $1 million between consultants and paid signature gatherers via Rhoades.