The man expected to guide the House of Delegates through its largest shake up in two decades will address Loudoun Business leaders on Tuesday.
Speaker-Designee Kirk Cox (R-66) will join with members of Loudoun’s General Assembly delegation during the PolicyMaker Series breakfast at the Dulles Airport Marriot.
Cox was elected by the GOP caucus to replace Del. William J. Howell as the speaker of the house. Howell has served in that position since 2003, but did not seek re-election to the 28th district House seat he has held since 1992.
Assuming the Republicans retain control of the house with 51-49 seat majority, Cox will take over the speaker’s duties Jan. 1. However, four contests from the November are subject to pending recounts.
Cox was first elected to the House in 1989, representing Colonial Heights area. He spent more than 30 years as a public school teacher and is a member of the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board. He would be the 55th speaker of the House.
Cox and the local delegation will discuss the upcoming 2018 General Assembly session and their legislative priorities. Cox also will also touch on the relationship between the General Assembly and the incoming governor, and their joint efforts to improve the economy in Virginia.
The breakfast meeting begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $50 for chamber members and $75 for non-members. For registration and additional details, click here.