Supervisor Cox oversees a regional government with a $4.98 billion budget and more than 16,000 employees. Since joining the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 1995, Greg Cox has worked tirelessly to implement innovative, comprehensive ways to deliver valuable services to the more than 3 million people living in our region.
Cox began his public service career as a teacher in the Sweetwater Union High School District. He was elected to the Chula Vista City Council and later served two terms as Mayor of Chula Vista. His expertise was tapped by the Governor when he was appointed Director of Local Government for the Office of Planning and Research. In addition to his strong record of public service, Supervisor Cox built successful businesses in the private sector, where the bottom line matters most.
Greg Cox is the only elected official in California to have been elected by his peers to serve as both the President of the California State Association of Counties and the President of the League of California Cities. He has been acknowledged as “Legislator of the Year” by numerous state and local organizations throughout his career. Supervisor Cox serves on the Board of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and was recently appointed by California Assembly Speaker John Perez to the California Coastal Commission.
On the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Cox represents the more than 609,000 people in the vibrant, multi-cultural neighborhoods of the First District, which extends from the Pacific Ocean in the West to the Otay and San Miguel mountains in the east and from the Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma to the U.S./Mexico international border.
A graduate of Chula Vista schools, Greg Cox earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences and a Master of Arts degree in Education Administration from San Diego State University. He is married to Cheryl Cox, the Mayor of Chula Vista, and they have two grown daughters, Elizabeth and Emily.