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Brent Cox qualifies for May 24 Republican Primary

Announces Campaign for Georgia State House District 28

Local Christian Conservative Leader Wants Government to Run More Like Business


Cumming, GA – Brent Cox, a longtime, local businessman and lifelong Georgian, officially announced his intentions to run in the May 24, 2022 Republican primary for Georgia State House District 28. The new District 28 is comprised of portions of Forsyth and Hall counties.


Cox stated, “After thoughtful consideration, I’m excited to announce I’m running for State House. I’ve proudly called Forsyth County home for decades and have enjoyed raising my family, growing my business, coaching football, and teaching here. Our community and its people are incredible. They deserve a strong leader who will fight for them in the legislature. I look forward to this campaign and sharing my conservative vision for the future.”


“Guided by conservative, common-sense principles, I aim to make our state government work more like a business and make the tough decisions. For example, in the face of unprecedented growth in our area, I am committed to working with other business and civic leaders to develop a comprehensive and cost-effective growth plan for the next 10 to 15 years and ensure we receive the funding at the state level to implement it. This plan should embrace economic opportunity and private investment, which will lead to more jobs without overwhelming our current infrastructure or raising taxes,” Cox added. “Less is more. Less government. More freedom.”


As a parent, coach, and certified teacher, Cox understands the challenges faced by teachers and parents. He will make sure all stakeholders – parents, teachers, school administrators, and legislators – are communicating effectively, and, as a result, give parents more input and choices in their children’s education. Cox will also prioritize police and first responder funding to make sure they have all the resources they need.


Cox concluded, “As a coach and small businessman, I have learned that sometimes you need to take a different path to be successful. That is why I decided to run for this seat: because I know it takes hard work, dedication, and effective planning to make a difference. As your next State Representative, I’ll use a conservative and business-minded approach to deliver real results for Forsyth and Hall counties.”


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About Brent Cox: Brent Cox is a family man, coach, and hardworking entrepreneur who has owned, managed, and led business ventures for over 24 years. After attending Milton High School, he graduated from the University of Georgia in 1994.


Cox then went on to have a successful career in the food service industry where he designed, engineered, and sold ventilation hood systems to chain restaurants on a global scale for over two decades. Now, he serves as the President of Simple Mission in Cumming, a company that serves as a manufacturer’s representative in the food service industry.


Additionally, he has spent twelve years as a football coach in Forsyth and Dawson counties at both the high school and middle school levels. From 2015-2020, he was the Defensive/Special Teams Coordinator at Dawson County High School, where the program won 48 games with 23 losses. This included one region championship, one Elite 8 appearance, four Sweet 16 appearances, and twelve playoff games. He also coached at Lambert High School / Riverwatch Middle School (feeder school for Lambert) and Kings Ridge Christian School. At Lambert High School, Cox also worked as a certified math teacher.


Brent and his wife Tonya have been married since 1993. Together, they have three children (Anson, Wesley, and Lydia), one daughter-in-law (Teresa), and one grandchild (Hannah). Brent and Tonya attend Free Chapel Church in Gainesville.


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