CA-21: TJ Cox (D)
TJ Cox is an engineer and small businessman whose passion is community development. He is a native Californian and the son of immigrants who taught him the importance of hard work, personal integrity, and fighting for what’s right.
After working his way through college, TJ spent a decade in engineering and construction across the globe. Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in Fresno led him to create the Central Valley Fund, which raises money for projects located in economically-disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout the Central Valley. Since starting from scratch in 2010, the Central Valley Fund has raised and invested more than $65 million dollars to build health clinics, job-training centers, affordable housing, and clean energy plants. TJ works in the neighborhoods where Wall Street and the banks just won’t go. These projects have created more than 1,500 well-paying jobs and have brought health care to over 40,000 Central Valley residents.
As the founder of two innovative and successful nut processing businesses, TJ Cox knows firsthand that agriculture drives our Central Valley economy. In Congress, TJ will continue to create high-paying jobs in health care, agriculture, and other industries. He will work to foster new agricultural businesses, create innovative farming techniques, fight for fair trade deals, and invest in job training.
A father of four, TJ will always fight to get real results for our community – results that give hard-working families the opportunity to succeed. That means affordable, quality health care for all, protecting Medicare and Social Security, supporting education, and implementing an immigration policy that works for everyone. Moreover, in TJ’s engineering career he has built dams and water conveyance systems. He knows how to quickly deliver more water to the Central Valley and conserve it for the future.
The biographical information above was sourced from the campaign website; see link above for more information.
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