Rep. Stanley Cox

Cox, StanleyRepresentative Stanley Cox, a Republican, currently represents parts of Johnson and Pettis Counties (District 52) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to the House in November 2006 and reelected in 2008, 2010 and 2012.

In additional to his legislative duties, Representative Cox is engaged in the private practice of law in Sedalia, Missouri. Stanley served in active duty with the United States Army (Signal Corps) between 1971 and 1973, stationed in the Republic of Korea and the U.S. Military Academy - West Point, New York. He also served as an officer in the Missouri Army National Guard from 1974 through 1979, attaining the rank of Captain.

Stanley served as the elected Prosecuting Attorney of Pettis County from 1979 through 1982. He served on the Missouri Housing Development Commission from 1984 through 1988 as a member and as Chairman for two terms. He served as the first Vice-Chairman of the Missouri Veterans Commission from 1989 through 1991, and served as a member of the Board of Regents of Central Missouri State University from 1991 through 1997, with two terms as Board President.

Stanley was a board member of the Pettis County Fire Protection District, an elected position which he has held from 1991 to December 2006. He is an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sedalia, Missouri; Sedalia Rotary Club; and a member of the VFW Post #2591 and Voiture 333, 40 & 8 in Sedalia, Missouri. He has worked extensively as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of American, currently serving as “Scouting for Food” Chairman. Stanley has received the 1995 "Scouter Extraordinary” Award of the Osage Trails District – BSA, and is the recipient of the “John C. Ryan Award”.

Stanley graduated with a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Central Missouri State University-Warrensburg in 1971 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School in 1976.

Stanley Cox was born on December 26, 1949. Stanley currently resides with his wife, Kristeen, They have two adult children, Adam and Sarah.