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Kirk Cox

Kirk Cox
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 66th district
Assumed office
January 1990
Preceded by Chip Dicks
Personal details
Born Marvin Kirkland Cox
(1957-08-17) August 17, 1957 (age 56)
Petersburg, Virginia
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Julia Claire Kirkendall
Children Lane, Carter, Blake, Cameron
Residence Colonial Heights, Virginia
Alma mater James Madison University
Profession High school teacher
Committees Appropriations; Rules
Religion Baptist

Marvin Kirkland "Kirk" Cox (born August 17, 1957) is an American politician. Since 1990 he has served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 66th district, made up of the southern Richmond suburb of Colonial Heights and nearby parts of Chesterfield County. Cox is a member of the Republican Party; he was the House majority whip 2004–2010 and has been majority leader since December 2010.[1]

Cox has served on the House committees on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (2002–2010, chair 2002–2007), Appropriations (2000–), Chesapeake and Its Tributaries (1990–1999, co-chair 1998–1999), Conservation and Natural Resources (1990–2001, co-chair 2000–2001), General Laws (1990–1995, 2000–2007), Labor and Commerce (1996–1999), Privileges and Elections (1998–2001), and Rules (2008–).[2]

Early life, education

Cox was born in Petersburg, Virginia. He graduated from Colonial Heights High School in 1975. He studied political science and social science at James Madison University, graduating with bachelors degrees in both in 1979.

Family and Personal life

Cox and his wife Julia have four sons. He resides in Colonial Heights, and teaches government at Manchester High School in Chesterfield County.

In the media

Cox's first race against incumbent Chip Dicks gained a certain notoriety when it was reported in the pages of Playboy magazine. The publication's interest was apparently founded on the wordplay humor of a competition pitting "Cox" against "Dicks".

Electoral history

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Virginia House of Delegates, 66th district
Nov 7, 1989[3] General Marvin Kirkland Cox Republican 10,460 52.47
John Gaudry Dicks, III Democratic 9,468 47.49
Write Ins 8 0.04
Incumbent lost; seat switched from Democratic to Republican
Nov 5, 1991[3] General Marvin Kirkland Cox Republican 10,273 67.58
Jay T. Leverett Democratic 4,919 32.36
Write Ins 9 0.06
Nov 2, 1993[3] General Marvin Kirkland Cox Republican 19,876 99.73
Write Ins 53 0.27
Nov 7, 1995[4] General M K Cox Republican 11,771 82.12
G R Rasnake Democratic 2,554 17.82
Write Ins 9 0.06
Nov 4, 1997[5] General M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox Republican 20,827 98.74
Write Ins 265 1.26
Nov 2, 1999[6] General M K Cox Republican 11,260 98.69
Write Ins 150 1.31
Nov 6, 2001[7] General M K Cox Republican 19,077 98.29
Write Ins 331 1.71
Nov 4, 2003[8] General M K Cox Republican 10,896 97.76
Write Ins 250 2.24
Nov 8, 2005[9] General M K Cox Republican 21,205 96.87
Write Ins 685 3.13
Nov 6, 2007[10] General M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox Republican 11,049 97.51
Write Ins 281 2.48
Nov 3, 2009[11] General M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox Republican 21,428 97.02
Write Ins 657 2.97
Nov 8, 2011[12] General M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox Republican 10,681 96.32
Write Ins 407 3.67


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