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Meet John Cox

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John Cox visits Fresno to talk to farmers and announces that he's running as a candidate in Gov. Gavin Newsom's recall. (Jahz Tello)
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Investment manager and accountant who has a law degree. Lost to Newsom in 2018, in addition to failed bids for Congress, U.S. Senate and the presidency. Founder of a Rebuilding Together chapter, which repairs homes for low-income seniors and people with disabilities. Father to four daughters, and an active member of Nativity Catholic church.

  • Age: 66
  • Party: Republican
  • Home: Ranco Sante Fe
  • Likes: Bears, a zero minimum wage, small businesses
  • Dislikes: Trash, the Department of Motor Vehicles, Kevin Faulconer

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Personal Quote:

“Never trust any politician.”

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