He has served as Lieutenant Governor of Utah since 2013, and Tuesday morning, via Twitter, Spencer Cox announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2020. Cox was a guest on KVNU’s For the People program Tuesday afternoon and highlighted his love of Logan and Utah State University with host Jason Williams, who noted that on Cox’s campaign website he is pictured in a USU Aggie shirt.
“We wanted to make sure that we got everything right,” said Cox. “I’m a proud Aggie, as is my wife, as you know. It’s funny we took so many pictures and my campaign manager came to me and said ‘This is the picture I want to use. Do you think that’s okay that we have the Utah State logo on there?’”
Cox continued, “I said, ‘Not only is it okay, but yes, we have to do this.’ It’s been such a wonderful experience for us living in Logan and graduating from Utah State. And everybody loves the Aggies. I mean the Utes hate the Cougars, the Cougars hate the Utes but everybody loves the Aggies.”
There may be competition for Cox, although none have made announcements. But some names considered as possible Republican rivals for the nomination include Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, former House speaker Greg Hughes and former governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., who is currently the U.S. Ambassador to Russia.
AUDIO: Lt Gov Spencer Cox on For the People on 5-14-2019