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Kirk Cox

Birth Year : 1957

Place of Birth : Petersburg, VA

Gender : Male

Race : Caucasian

Religion : Baptist

Spouse : Julia Claire Kirkendall

Children : Lane Kirkland, Carter Adkins, Blake Patterson, and Cameron Reagan

Membership & Affiliation :

Colonial Heights Baptist Church
House Leadership Team
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees (treasurer and finance chairman)
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation 2019 Commemoration (co-chairman)
Jamestown-Yorktown Educational Trust (chairman)
Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Education Opportunities for Military Children (chairman)
Major Employment and Investment Projects Approval Commission
Council on Virginia’s Future
Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates
Legislative Support Commission

Education :

Colonial Heights High School (1975)
James Madison University (B.S., Political Science; B.S., General Social Science, 1979)

Occupation/Profession : Teacher (retired)

House Leadership : Majority Leader (December 5, 2010—)

Awards :

Governor’s School for the Gifted, teaching honor
Colonial Heights Jaycees, Outstanding Young Citizen (1996)
The Family Foundation, Outstanding Legislator (1997, 2000)
Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Award (1998)
Department of the Army, Commander’s Award for Public Service (1998)
U.S. Selective Service Meritorious Service Award (2002)
Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Legislator of the Year (2003)
Virginia National Guard Medal of Merit (2004)
American Legion, Distinguished Service (2005)
State VFW Support Award (2005, 2007)
Military Officers Association of America, Legislator of the Year (2006), President’s Award, Exceptional Leadership, Meritorious Service (2008), Outstanding Service Award (2011)
Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Services Organizations Award (2006, 2008)
Virginia State Police Association, Legislator of the Year (2007)
Collaborations (Brain Injuries) Leadership Award (2007)
Virginia Assembly of Independent Baptists Commendation (2007)
Virginia Council for Private Education, Legislator of the Year (2008)
The Arc of Virginia, Advocate of the Year (2008), Catalyst for Change Award (2013)
Greater Richmond ARC, Recognition–Compassionate Service (2008)
Department of Rehabilitative Services, Virginia Brain Injury Council, Toggle Award (2009)
Virginia Economic Developers Association, Legislator of the Year (2009)
Chesterfield County Economic Development, Legislator of the Year (2009)
Treasurer’s Association of Virginia, Legislator of the Year (2009)
Faith Baptist Church, Community Heroes Award (2009)
Chester Lions, Community Service Award (2010)
Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Excellence in Education and Workforce Training Award (2013), Champion of Free Enterprise (2014), Military and Veterans Affairs Advocate (2014, 2015)