Dan Cox is an American far-right Republican politician. He was the secretary of the Frederick County Republican Central Committee from 2018 to 2021 and served as a Frederick County co-chair for the state’s Trump Victory Leadership County team.
He is currently a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 4. He assumed office on January 9, 2019, and his term ends on January 11, 2023. He’s also the Republican nominee in the 2022 Maryland gubernatorial election and has been endorsed by former president Donald Trump.
Here is a brief biography of Daniel Cox:
|Full Name||Daniel Lewis Cox|
|Age||48 years old|
|Hometown||Takoma Park, Maryland|
|Daniel L. Cox|
Dan Cox Early Life
Dan Cox was born on August 9, 1974, in Washington D.C. but started his life in Takoma Park, Maryland (he’s currently 48 years). He moved with his family to Frederick County after his father, a minister, took a job there. Dan grew up on a farm near Taneytown, Maryland.
Dan Cox Education
Dan started at the Walkersville Christian Family Schools. He later attended the University of Maryland Global Campus, where in 2002 he earned a BS degree in government and politics. He attended Regent University School of Law where in 2006 he earned a J.D. degree with distinction.
Dan Cox Career
He has been a member of the Maryland State Bar Association since 2006 and was a sole practitioner outside of Emmitsburg, Maryland. Cox is also a member of the Alliance Defending Freedom, which has been described as an anti-LGBTQ organization and was designated a hate group in February 2017 by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
He works as a high school teacher with Walkersville Christian Family Schools. He has also worked as a real estate agent but now works as the principal and attorney with The Cox Law Center, an associate civil litigation attorney with the Law Offices of John Seipp.
Dan Cox Family
Dan married his wife, Valerie in 1996. They both have ten children. The entire family lives in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Dan Cox Political Career
According to Dan, he has been active in politics since 1980, when he campaigned with his parents for Ronald Reagan. He also worked on the 1996 presidential campaign of Alan Keyes and as an aide to former U.S. Representative Roscoe Bartlett.
From 2007 to 2009, Dan was the President of the Town Commission of Secretary, Maryland. He was the Republican nominee for Dorchester County Circuit Court Clerk in 2006, losing the race to Democratic nominee Michael L. Baker.
He was also the Republican nominee for Maryland’s 8th congressional district in 2016, losing the race to Democratic nominee and state senator Jamie Raskin.
In 2018, Dan was, however, first elected to the Maryland General Assembly. He is regarded as one of the most conservative figures in the state legislature. Dan vigorously fought against the certification of President Biden’s 2020 victory and Maryland’s coronavirus mitigation measures.
He also launched a failed attempt to impeach Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, accusing him of malfeasance in office, theft of “the people’s liberty and property,” and “deprivation of the religious liberties of the people.”
Endorse by former president Donald Trump, Dan won the Republican primary on July 19, 2022, defeating Schulz with 52.0 percent of the vote. He will face Democratic nominee Wes Moore and four other candidates in the general election. If elected, Dan will become the first veteran to be elected governor since William Donald Schaefer.
According to Dan, “I’m the only candidate that’s willing to give people their freedom back.” He called the 2020 election a fraud and planted a “stop the steal” seed about the upcoming Maryland election. He said, “I’m an ‘America First’ Republican. We’re going to win.”
Dan is optimistic about his emergence as next Maryland’s governor, especially with the listings on his official website.
However, how certain is his victory in the forthcoming election considering that Democrats outnumber Republicans nearly 2-1 in Maryland? Even Schulz and Hogan described Dan as unelectable statewide in the general election since the winner will need the support of moderates and some Democrats.