John Cox is a Jack Kemp-style Republican who grew up on Chicago’s south-side, and is a firm believer in community service and the ideal that neighbors should help one another. He founded an organization that repairs the homes of low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities. Since 1991, that organization has mobilized 20,000 volunteers and repaired over 1,000 homes.
A successful businessman, John built his own business from scratch to having assets of over $200 million with almost 100 employees over 35 years.
John has four daughters and lives with his wife Sarah in San Diego where they are active in and attend Nativity Catholic Church.
While committed to the Republican ideals of limited government and personal responsibility, John also believes that our political system has been corrupted by the influence of special interest money. Something he first learned from his mother, a public school teacher who saw the corruption under Chicago’s Daley machine. John is the author of the Neighborhood Legislature Initiative.