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Rocky Mountain Power picks Cox to head up government affairs

Jon Cox
Jon Cox

 

Rocky Mountain Power picks Cox to head up government affairs

 

Robert Stevens

Managing editor

9-22-2016

 

SALT LAKE CITY—Rocky Mountain Power has added Jon Cox, Sanpete native and communications director for Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, to its executive staff.

Cox was hired as vice president of government affairs and will handle government matters in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming.

Cox said Rocky Mountian Power has been a partner in the economic success of the three states for more than 100 years. “I look forward to being part of their team as they continue in that important tradition,” he said.

Besides being Gov. Herbert’s communications director and a senior advisor, Cox has a long history of working with Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox (who is only distantly-related to Jon).

In 2012, Jon was  campaign manager for Spencer’s bid to represent District 58 in the Utah House of Representatives. When Spencer won, it left a seat open on the Sanpete County Commission and Spencer nominated Jon.

Jon replace Spencer as commissioner in a Republican caucus battle where he faced 11 opponents.

When Herbert named Spencer his lieutenant governor, Jon replaced him in the Utah House after taking 65 percent of the vote in a Republican Caucus.

In 2015, Jon resigned from the House to become Herbert’s communications director.

Cox also served as a constituent liaison for U.S. Senator Bob Bennett and an assistant professor of history at Snow College.

“We are fortunate to have someone with Jon’s broad background and strong depth of knowledge to help us work with state leaders and look out for the interests of our customers,” said Cindy A. Crane, Rocky Mountain Power president and CEO.