Delegate John A. Cox (R-Ashland)

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55: Counties of Caroline (part), Hanover (part), and Spotsylvania (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2010
Left Office
January 2014
Copatroning Habits
88% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 92% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 73% of them are Republicans.
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Campaign Contributions
$21,773.52 cash on hand (May 2013 report)
Top 10 Donors
Altria Client Services, Inc. LAWFIRM Richmond $500
AT&T Services, Inc. Telecommunications NJ $500
Republic Services, Inc. Waste disposal AZ $250

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Recent Mentions in the Media In Ashland, Pence says he's looking forward to contrasting record with Kaine

October 3, 2016
In Ashland, Pence says he's looking forward to contrasting record with KaineJohn A. Cox, the trucking company's founder and a former member of the Virginia House of Delegates, said the business he started in 1982 wouldn't have succeeded without the deregulation of the trucking industry. A similar endeavor today, he said ...and more » Hanover delegate's Facebook post amid Baltimore unrest draws rebukes

May 5, 2015
Hanover delegate's Facebook post amid Baltimore unrest draws rebukesAmid the civil unrest in Baltimore over the death of a black man in police custody, a Virginia lawmaker from Hanover County ignited controversy Tuesday by posting a photo of a snarling police dog on Facebook and adding a suggestion. ?I wonder if a few ...and more » Toni Radler announces state delegate bid

April 12, 2015
John A. Cox, R-Hanover, who retired after two terms. Incumbent Del. Hyland F. ?Buddy? Fowler Jr., R-Hanover, defeated Radler by about 5,000 votes. Fowler announced his bid for re-election in February. The 55th District includes western Hanover and ...and more »

WTVR: How lawmakers voted in judicial election of Thorne-Begland

May 15, 2012
At 1:13 a.m. , Del. Jennifer McClellan (D ? Richmond) announced lawmakers voted down Begland's nomination 33-31 with 10 abstentions. He needed 51 votes. There were 40 judicial appointments up for vote, and all but four passed almost unanimously, with ...and more »

Greater Greater Washington: Do we need a name for anti-bike-ism?

February 18, 2010
Bicycle advocates were surprised and disappointed that Virginia legislators, particularly Republicans, defeated a seemingly innocuous measure to change Virginia's standard for drivers passing cyclists from 2 to 3 feet, to match the practice in most states.and more »

These are all of the video clips of John A. Cox’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 43 video clips in all.


  • HB1236: License plates, special; issuance to members and former members of U.S. Army Rangers.
  • HB1358: Law-enforcement officer; impersonating local, etc., law-enforcement officer is Class 1 misdemeanor.
  • HB1453: Public utility company vehicles; extension of loads beyond front of vehicles.
  • HB2077: Motor carrier and commercial drivers; amends several licensing laws, etc.
  • HJ545: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Robert Lee Burruss, Sr.
  • HJ546: Commending Sue Forbes Watson.
  • HJ552: K-9 Veterans Day; designating as March 13, 2013, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HJ553: Celebrating the life of William Francis Harris, Jr.
  • HJ556: Celebrating the life of Ira L. Andrews III.
  • HJ561: Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Secretariat's Triple Crown triumph.
  • HJ702: Celebrating the life of Robert W. Farmer.
  • HJ703: Celebrating the life of Charles William Baltz, Jr.
  • HJ704: Commending Will Woodward.
  • HJ705: Commending the Reverend Robert Thompson.
  • HJ787: Commending the Hanover County Sheriff's Office.
  • HB351: Party identification on ballots; gives candidates in local elections option.
  • HB352: Emergency management plans; victims' rights.
  • HB353: Motor carrier and commercial driver's licensing; amends several licensing laws.
  • HB1236: License plates, special; issuance to members and former members of U.S. Army Rangers.
  • HJ60: Celebrating the life of Charles Glenn Rosemond III.
  • HJ61: Commending the Randolph-Macon College volleyball team.
  • HJ268: Commending the Clay Springs Ruritan Club.
  • HJ294: Celebrating the life of Russell V. Palmore, Jr.
  • HJ301: Commending the Right Reverend David Colin Jones.
  • HJ302: Commending Ashland Boy Scout Troop No. 700.
  • HJ334: Commending Carroll LaHaye.
  • HR517: Commending J. Harwood Cochrane.
  • HB1551: Parking; regulation of certain vehicles in Hanover County.
  • HB1552: Concealed handgun permits; amends language relating to issuance of de facto permits.
  • HB1945: Motor carriers; regulation by DMV.
  • HB1946: Commercial vehicles; prohibits driving on left-most lanes of certain interstate highways.
  • HB1947: Right to enter on land; removes requirement for notice of intent be sent by certified mail.
  • HB2039: Construction management; limits use of at-risk method for building construction projects.
  • HB2403: Oversize and overweight permits; Transportation Board has authority to limit control on highways.
  • HB2486: Impaired waters; requires plan developed and implemented to restore waters be controlling.
  • HJ505: Commending V. Stuart Cook.
  • HJ506: Celebrating the life of Albert L. Hobbs, Jr.
  • HJ519: Commending David P. Klisz.
  • HJ520: Celebrating the life of Daniel Price.
  • HJ617: Auditor of Public Accounts; joint committee to study method of selecting.
  • HJ628: Commending Daren Gardner.
  • HJ700: Commending Winns Baptist Church on the occasion of its 235th anniversary.
  • HB384: Income tax, individual; reporting requirements.
  • HJ98: Constitutional amendment; recall of elected officers (first reference).
  • HJ162: Celebrating the life of Richard Lewis Shelton.
  • HJ166: Commending Lizzie Powell.
  • HJ393: Commending the Fork Church on the occasion of its 275th anniversary.
  • HJ448: Commending Patrick Henry High School on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.