Spencer Cox: The lieutenant governor who almost said no

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  • Angie Blomquist Monroe, UT
    June 30, 2014 12:55 p.m.

    This is a family with their priorities in order! Thank you for your example and sacrifices to serve the state of Utah.

  • DavidMiller Bountiful, UT
    June 30, 2014 7:56 a.m.

    Having never heard of him before I was impressed with Rep. Cox. So much so that when he was selected as Lt. Gov. I was thrilled. Now I better understand why it is that he was so impressive.

    We'd be smart to elect him as Governor some day but I almost wonder if that would be taking too much away from his family. It's good to have a man so unsullied by ambition.

  • Mont Pugmire Fairview, UT
    June 30, 2014 5:59 a.m.

    What a terrific asset Lt. Gov Spencer Cox and Abby are to this state. Look around the country at the graft and corruption in other states. It seems that even some in Utah can't resist the power of 'free' money. However, the Lt. Gov. is a ray of sunshine in a world often populated by dark shapes. I have watched him in all of his political service and he is NOT for sale! We are living 8,000 miles from home in Uruguay, South America as volunteer missionaries and have seen first hand the effects of graft and left wing taxation etc. here. Thank you Gov Herbert for a wise appointment and thank you Lt. Gov. Cox for the man of integrity you are.

  • ER in AF Harare, Zimbabwe, 00
    June 30, 2014 5:18 a.m.

    Wow. First and foremost, thank you Lt. Governor Spencer.

    My mom and dad also told me not to say no when asked to serve. Sacrificing for the whole is admirable. If you really feel this way, please don't get sucked up into it. Serve the term and then go HOME. I have been assigned to serve and lived in 5 countries in the last 10 years. My mom and dad are getting old, my kids are in Utah and I miss them. When I get done, I will go home. I hope you retain the wisdom to do the same when you finish this period. Enjoy the real joy. Don't lose focus. Thanks again for your service and sacrifice.

  • davidoleavitt State College, PA
    June 30, 2014 4:35 a.m.

    Utah is incredibly lucky to have such a talented, devoted public servant. Spencer's approach to public service is a role model that everyone ought to heed.