Get to know Ozell Cox: Republican candidate for the 12th Assembly District of the Wisconsin State Legislature

July 30, 2020

Not long ago lifelong Milwaukee resident Ozell Cox filed to run as a Republican for the 12th Assembly District of the Wisconsin State Legislature, because he believed that his hometown was not providing its residents with sufficient economic opportunities or essential goods and services such as quality grocery stores, department stores, movie theaters and hospitals to mention only a few examples.

“I love Milwaukee and I want to see it successful,” he said. “I want to help greatly expand the middle class in my district and the rest of the city. For many years, Milwaukee has not attracted its share of young, professional families or business investment. I want to help people more actively participate in the American dream.”

His decision was not a sudden one, Cox said, rather it was the result of a growing realization that for all of the programs and money allocated to Milwaukee in recent decades, there are fewer economic opportunities in his district now than there were in the past and the situation seems to be growing worse.

“No one person can turn around a situation like Milwaukee, but one person can begin that process and point the way toward a better future,” he said.

Cox said he is a Christian, married to his wife, Denise, for 21 years. He has served in Christian ministry for many years, holding bible studies in his home and led a Christian employment ministry called “Crossroads Career Network” at East Brook Church in Milwaukee.

For more than 10 years, Cox worked in the compliance and criminal divisions of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He is a graduate of Milwaukee’s Rufus King High School and Marquette University. In 2016, he earned a master’s degree in health care compliance from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, N.J. He will appear on the ballot in the general election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

This article is paid for by Friends of Ozell Cox, approved by Ozell Cox.

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