Kenneth Cox

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Ken Cox
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 28th district
In office
January 3, 1977-December 31, 1982
Preceded byDave Headley
Succeeded byMarcus Roberto
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 41st district
In office
January 3, 1973-December 31, 1976
Preceded byDavid Headley
Succeeded byBob Nettle
Personal details
Born(1928-10-08) October 8, 1928 (age 85)[1]
Ohio, United States
Political partyDemocratic
 
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Ken Cox
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 28th district
In office
January 3, 1977-December 31, 1982
Preceded byDave Headley
Succeeded byMarcus Roberto
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 41st district
In office
January 3, 1973-December 31, 1976
Preceded byDavid Headley
Succeeded byBob Nettle
Personal details
Born(1928-10-08) October 8, 1928 (age 85)[1]
Ohio, United States
Political partyDemocratic

Kenneth R. Cox is an Ohio Democratic politician and a former member of the Ohio General Assembly. Cox was serving as mayor of Barberton, Ohio when he opted to run for an open seat in the Ohio House of Representatives in 1972.[2] He ended up being reelected in 1974. In 1976, Senator David Headley announced his retirement, and Cox won election to his Ohio Senate seat.[3]

In 1982, Cox considered a run for Ohio Treasurer,[4] and eventually entered the race.[5] However, he lost the primary nomination.[6] While defeated in the treasurer's election, new Ohio Governor Dick Celeste announced soon after that he would appoint Cox as the Director for the Department of Public Safety.[7]

Celeste again appointed Cox as Department of Commerce Director in 1985.[8] Two years later, he left state government to work as a private consultant. He went on to return to his roots, running for Barberton City Council in 1993 and winning a seat, and has since advocated for his local communities.

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