Jim Cox was a Republican state representative in Pennsylvania who served the state’s 129th district from 2006–22. He was a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a corporate pay-to-play bill mill, and chaired the House Labor and Industry Committee in the state legislature. He studied pre-law at Pensacola Christian College in Florida and attended law school at Regent University in Virginia.
Following the 2020 presidential election, Cox joined fellow Republicans in the state legislature in pushing to overturn the election results in Pennsylvania. In March 2022, he announced that he would not seek reelection for a ninth term after statewide redistricting shifted the balance of power in the 129th district from heavily Republican to more favorable for Democrats.
January 6, 2021
- Cox signed a letter asking Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation not to certify the state’s Electoral College votes on Jan. 6, 2021. The letter claimed that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) and other state Democrats had “undermined” the election and that the results could not be “lawfully certified.”