Spencer J. Cox was sworn in as Utah’s 8th Lieutenant Governor on October 16, 2013.
As Lieutenant Governor, he serves as the chief election officer, liaison between the governor and the state legislature, and serves on 20 committees and commissions, chairing 12 of them.
Spencer was born and raised in the town of Fairview, Utah. He and his wife Abby both come from large families, and were raised on farms in Sanpete County, where they learned the value of hard work and collaboration. Spencer and Abby are the parents of four children: Gavin, Kaleb, Adam, and Emma Kate.
Spencer and Abby both graduated from North Sanpete High School, Snow College, and Utah State University. Abby received a degree in special education, while Spencer earned a degree in political science with a minor in Spanish.
Spencer graduated from the Washington and Lee School of Law, in Virginia, then returned to Utah for the opportunity to serve as a law clerk to Federal District Judge Ted Stewart. Following his clerkship, Spencer began his career as an attorney at the law firm of Fabian and Clendenin in Salt Lake City.
In 2003, they decided to return to Sanpete County and raise their family in rural Utah. Spencer served as Vice President and General Counsel of CentraCom: a full-service telecommunications company with one of the largest fiber optic networks in the state.
Spencer has served as a Councilman and Mayor of Fairview City, as a Sanpete County Commissioner and in the Utah House of Representatives, representing most of Sanpete and Juab Counties.
Spencer is strongly committed to supporting families and transforming education. Other priorities include increasing voter participation, utilizing modern technologies, promoting healthy living, and empowering the impoverished and homeless.
Spencer and his family enjoy spending time in Utah’s amazing backcountry, and are frequent visitors to our state and national parks. He also plays the bass guitar in a local rock band with his brother.