Cox began his campaign for re-election in 2016 with a gathering of 250 supporters Monday at the soon-to-open Coasterra restaurant downtown on San Diego Bay. He told the group he is committed to creating good-paying jobs, safe neighborhoods, healthy families and a healthy environment for county residents.
“I’m proud of our efforts to bring job-promoting development to Chula Vista’s Bayfront, along with major upgrades to infrastructure at the U.S./Mexico border and the San Diego International Airport. These investments in our future will help expand international exports in industries like the maritime-based blue economy,” said Cox.
He also stressed efforts to support law enforcement and promote a healthy environment. “I’m working to improve air quality, protect beaches and bays from pollution, and clean up our watersheds,” he said.
Cox, a Republican, has been endorsed by a bi-partisan coalition of elected officials including Rep. Juan Vargas, State Senator Ben Hueso, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Sheriff Bill Gore, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Coronado Mayor Casey Tanaka and National City Mayor Ron Morrison.
“I’m grateful for the broad support I’ve already received,” said Cox. “The fact that both Democrats and Republicans support my candidacy reflects my commitment to placing problem-solving ahead of politics, and of bringing everyone to the table to work on making our community better.”
Cox grew up in Chula Vista and began his career as a teacher in the Sweetwater Union High School District. He served on the Chula Vista City Council and was mayor of that city. He is a past president of both the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties.