Laura Cox Biography
Laura Cox is a lifelong Michigan resident and Republican. She has been a district chair, a state committee member, and a Republican elected official that has fought for a conservative agenda. Laura is running for Michigan Republican Party Chair so she can help President Trump get re-elected and work with Republicans to win up and down the ballot.
A strong Republican activist, Laura knows what it takes to win elections serving in the past as the 11th Congressional District chair, treasurer to the Wayne 11th Congressional District Republican Committee, and serving on the Michigan Republican State Committee. She was also appointed as a delegate at-large to the 2012 Republican National Convention.
In 2014, Laura was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives. After winning election for her second term, she was named the first female House Appropriations Chair in the history of Michigan helping to oversee a $56 billion budget. Laura led her colleagues in crafting a budget which pays down debt and streamlines state government in order to focus on those services and programs that are vital to Michigan families.
Prior to serving in the legislature, Laura won election as the only Republican on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Despite being outnumbered, Laura was recognized for her tremendous skills by being named Chair of the Ways and Means Committee on the Wayne County Commission. During her time on the board, she championed transparency in government and was the first to make her office budget available online for all taxpayers to view. The only Republican on the board, she reigned in abuse, fraud and careless spending and fought for common-sense reforms.
She attended Michigan State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Research and Planning. She is active in her local community, volunteering with the Livonia YMCA, St. Edith School and Parish, Ladywood High School and Detroit Catholic Central. Laura is a strong advocate for preparing young women for leadership roles. She has been involved with American Legion Girls State, and acted as mentor at MSU, where she sought to help young women develop leadership and community skills.
Laura and her husband Mike Cox, former Michigan Attorney General, have four children – Lindsey, Sinéad, Conor, and Rory – and two grandchildren – Grace and Savanna.