State Rep. Stanley B. Cox, R-Sedalia, has anounced his candidacy for Pettis County Asociate Circuit Judge Division 6, it was learned on Tuesday morning.
“With the retirement of Judge Robert Liston, I feel that this is a good opportunity to continue in public service to the people of Pettis County,” Cox said in a prepared statement.
Cox has served as chairman of the Standing Committee on the Judiciary in the Missouri House of Representatives. “Much of the legislation heard by this important committee deals with assuring that the judiciary is independent, fair and impartial,” he said.
Cox is married to his wife Kristeen. They have two ault children and three grandchildren.
“I want to specially thank my wonderful wife Kris, for suppporting me in my service to our State and encouraging me to seek this new office. I have a real love for the people of my home and I wish to provide further service to them as an Associate Circuit Judge,” Cox said. “If I am successsful in my election, I pledge to continue my service to our community by faithfully and impartially performing my duties as Associate Circuit Judge.”
Rep. Cox has served as Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney (1979 – 1982), as well as on boards and commissions for the State of Missouri, including the Missouri Veterans Commissi0n (1989 – 1991). He also served on the UCM Board of Regents (1991 – 1997). Cox also served in the US Army and the Missouri National Guard.
He is a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Sedalia Rotary Club, VFW Post 2591 and Voiture 333, 40 & 8. He volunteers for the Boy Scouts of America, currently serving as chairman of the “Scouting for Food” program.