RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Delegate Kirk Cox (R- County of Chesterfield, Colonial Heights) announced Monday that he is considering running for Governor of Virginia.
Delegate M. Kirkland “Kirk” Cox was first elected from the 66th District to the House of Delegates in 1989. The 66th House District includes all of Colonial Heights and parts of Chesterfield. He served as the Speaker of the House from 2018 to 2020.
Cox released a statement of his decision on Twitter.
It’s clear we need credible and steady leadership. So, yes, I am looking at a run at Governor. pic.twitter.com/6SUZa7uG8E— Kirk Cox (@DelKCox) August 3, 2020
If he enters the race, Cox would be running against Sen. Amanda F. Chase.
Cox says "it would have been easier" for him if he and his wife spent the next 20 years with family and "tweeting we told you so" about Democrats policies, but says "that's not who we are."
He says he will not formally announce his bid as governor until after the November elections "out of respect" to the candidates on the ballot.