Conversations for the Common Good - John Cox
Thursday, March 1 5 – 6:15 p.m.
McLaren Complex - MC 250
Free limited seating
Conversations for the Common Good is the speakers series created by the Leo T. McCarthy Center as part of the Center's celebration of its 15th Anniversary. The series is an annual program inviting accurate and inclusive voices to the challenges of serving the public good. In this inaugural year of 2018, the series is entitled, The Race for the Second Most Important Office in the Country: Who will be California's Next Governor? Top Democratic and Republican candidates have been invited. Currently scheduled candidates include Antonio Villaraigosa, Gavin Newsom, Delaine Eastin, John Cox and John Chiang. Other candidates may be added.
Co-presented by news media, POLITICO, the format features a one-on-one conversation between a gubernatorial candidate and one of POLITICO's California Playbook reporters, Carla Marinucci or David Siders.
About the Gubernatorial Candidate – John Cox
John Cox is a Jack Kemp-style Republican who grew up on Chicago’s south-side, and is a firm believer in community service and the ideal that neighbors should help one another. He founded an organization that repairs the homes of low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities. Since 1991, that organization has mobilized 20,000 volunteers and repaired over 1,000 homes. A successful businessman, Cox built his own business from scratch to having assets of over $200 million with almost 100 employees over 35 years.
While committed to the Republican ideals of limited government and personal responsibility, Cox also believes that our political system has been corrupted by the influence of special interest money. Something he first learned from his mother, a public school teacher who saw the corruption under Chicago’s Daley machine. John is the author of the Neighborhood Legislature Initiative.