3 Cheryl Cox


Cheryl Cox

39th Mayor of Chula Vista
Incumbent
Assumed office
2006
Preceded by Steve Padilla
Personal details
Political party Republican

Cheryl Cox (born 1949) is the mayor of Chula Vista, California.

Biography

Cox, daughter of retired United States Navy Officer, John Willett. Cox, and her husband of 30 years, San Diego County Supervisor and former Chula Vista Mayor Greg Cox, have two daughters, Elizabeth and Emmie. Both Cheryl and her two daughters have graduated from Chula Vista's Hilltop High School.[1]

Cox received Master's degree in Political Science from San Diego State University and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California. She worked for 30 years as a teacher, principal, and administrator in the Chula Vista Elementary School District; she was also an assistant professor at National University before being elected to the Chula Vista Elementary School District Board of Trustees in 2000. Dr. Cox was elected the 39th Mayor of Chula Vista, the second largest city in the County of San Diego, in 2006. Currently she is a member of the City of Chula Vista Charter Review Commission, Nature Center Board of Trustees and the President of the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Board of Directors. She is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition,[2] an organization formed in 2006 and co-chaired by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston mayor Thomas Menino.

Cox, a Republican, was elected mayor in November 2006 in a runoff vote against incumbent mayor Steve Padilla. In her primary election in June 2006, she garnered 40.5% of the vote to then-Mayor Steve Padilla's 30.8%, and Councilman Steve Castaneda's 24.8% of the vote.

Cox, won re-election for Mayor in the June 2010 Primary election in a three person race by winning 56.3% of the vote, her opponent Councilman Steve Castaneda garnered 29.6% and Jorge Dominguez received 13.6% of the vote.

In April 2007, the Public Integrity Unit of San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis began prosecuting political opponents of Cheryl Cox. Patrick O'Toole, who had previously been appointed as US Attorney for San Diego by Attorney General John Ashcroft, headed the unit. O'Toole prosecuted a staffer for mayor Steven Padilla who had taken two hours off work in an effort to get a photograph of Cheryl Cox with her disgraced family friend David Malcolm [1] at a twilight yacht party fundraiser for Cox. The staffer was charged with five felony counts of perjury for telling a grand jury that he filled out his leave slip from work before rather than after he took off from his job at the City of Chula Vista. He pled guilty to lesser charges as part of a plea deal. [2] [3]

The now-dormant unit ended its active phase with a second and final prosecution, that of Steve Castaneda, who had run against Cheryl Cox for mayor. Castaneda was prosecuted for allegedly lying about whether he planned to buy a condo, even though he never bought the condo in question. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, "Castaneda was a tenant at the complex and was accused of seeking favors, such as free rent, from Sunbow owner Ash Israni, according to the 1,200-page grand jury transcript. The investigation found that Castaneda paid his rent and didn't ask for special treatment. O'Toole told the grand jury the perjury charges are warranted because Castaneda should be held accountable for 'lying about the facts'; even if no crime was uncovered...Castaneda has been vocal about O'Toole's investigations, saying they are politically motivated. He contended that Dumanis conspired with Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox, his political rival in the 2006 mayoral primary." [3] [4]

Mayor Cox will be termed limited from office in December 2014.

References

  1. ^ "How much clout does Cox combo carry?". SignOnSanDiego.Com. http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20070101-9999-1n1coxes.html. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Coalition Members". http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/html/about/members.shtml. 
  3. ^ "DA unit works as quietly as it began". http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070520/news_1m20piu.html. 
  4. ^ "Trial and Re-election bid could coincide". http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070923/news_1m23casta.html. 

The information in the following two web pages was provided by Cheryl Cox's campaign:

The following is Cheryl Cox's web page as mayor of Chula Vista:

The following is a San Diego Union Tribune story about Cheryl Cox:

The following reference contains raw data about the June 2006 primary election:

The following reference regards the DA unit that in 14 months prosecuted one person (for perjury regarding a leave slip from work):

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