District CA-21 TJ Cox

TJ Cox - CA 21

TJ Cox is an engineer, agricultural entrepreneur and small businessman whose passion is community development. He is a native Californian and the son of immigrant parents who instilled in him the importance of hard-work, integrity, and fighting for what’s right.

Working his way through school, TJ held a variety of jobs that ranged from a pipefitter in the mining industry to an open-range land conservationist. During college, TJ started his first small business, a firm that provided and installed home energy-saving devices.

After a career in international project management and construction, TJ’s volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity led him to found the Central Valley NMTC Fund (CVNF), which invests in socially and economically disadvantaged communities throughout the Central Valley. Starting from a single dollar in 2011, TJ has since raised more than $65 million and invested it in projects that have created over 1,500 jobs and brought our region critically needed services such as healthcare, job-training, community and recreational facilities and affordable housing.

These investments include new non-profit and educational opportunities such as Rescue the Children, an innovative campus for at-risk women and children, and West Hills Community College’s Farm of the Future, which trains young women and men for careers in agriculture. Another project—the North Fork Bioenergy Plant—turns dead trees from the Sierras into clean-energy. It was awarded “Project of the Year” by Novoco, an industry trade group.

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TJ Cox is the Democratic candidate against CA-21 Republican David Valadao

BACKGROUND

  • Born in the Bay Area, raised in the Central Valley, father of four kids
  • Agricultural entrepreneur who co-founded an agricultural processing business in Madera
  • Small business owner of a company that installs home energy-saving devices
  • Former volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
  • Founder of the Central Valley NMTC Fund, which has raised over $65 million to fund projects that bring the central valley jobs, healthcare, and affordable housing

TOP ISSUES

  1. Protect the Affordable Care Act
  2. End the Trump administration’s ICE raids on the Central Valley
  3. Invest in water infrastructure to bring adequate water supply, storage, and delivery to the Central Valley

Election Process FAQs

Election Day - General Election

  • Election Day 2018 is on Tuesday, November 6th
  • Polls open at 7am PST and close at 8pm PST
  • In most cases, you do NOT need to show a photo ID to vote. Poll workers may ask to see ID if your voter registration application did not include either your driver’s license number, CA ID number, or the last 4 digits of your social security number. sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/voting-california/where-and-how-vote/#id

Registration and Absentee/Vote-By-Mail Voting Deadlines

General Election

October 22 - Last Day To Register to Voter for General Election

October 30 - Last Day To Apply for Mail-By-Vote for General Election

  1. Deadline to register to vote, or to update an existing registration, is 15 days before the election.
  2. Deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot to be mailed to you is 7 days before the election. Your registrar must receive your request by 5pm.

** Please note that if you’re using USPS for mail that first class mail delivery takes 2-5 business days, standard delivery takes 2-9 business days. Please take this into consideration.

Apply to Vote-By-Mail

If you are registered already simply go to tinyurl.com/CA-Vote-By-Mail.  Follow the application instructions. The form must be received 7 days prior to the election. Or you can call your registrar to see if you can apply over the phone. The phone numbers and offices are listed in this link as well.

Who Can Vote and Voter Registration Information

    • Register to vote

On-line Voter Registration:

iwillvote.com

Register to vote in person - find your local registration office:

sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/county-elections-offices/

Check your voter registration status at the state level:

voterstatus.sos.ca.gov

Where Do I Vote?

  • Find your polling place here:

tinyurl.com/mypollinglocation

  • Any changes to polling locations will be updated here as well.

Can I Vote Early?

  • Some counties offer early in-person voting. Contact your county election office to find out if yours does:

tinyurl.com/CAcountyelectionoffice

  • You are able to vote early by sending in your Vote-By-Mail (aka absentee) ballot.

Can I Request A Vote-By-Mail Ballot?

When Is The Deadline For Requesting a Vote-By-Mail Ballot?

General Election

October 30 - Last Day To Apply for Mail-By-Vote for General Election

  1. Deadline to request an vote-by-mail ballot to be mailed to you is 7 days before the election. Your registrar must receive your request by 5pm.

** Please note that if you’re using USPS for mail that first class mail delivery takes 2-5 business days, standard delivery takes 2-9 business days. Please take this into consideration.

How Can I Turn In My Vote-By-Mail Ballot?

  1. You can mail the ballot to your county elections official. The ballot must be postmarked on/before election day and must be received no later than 3 days after election day.

** Please note that if you’re using USPS for mail that first class mail delivery takes 2-5 business days, standard delivery takes 2-9 business days. Please take this into consideration.

  1. You can return the ballot in person to a polling place or to the office of your county elections official before polls close on election day.
  2. You can drop the ballot into one of your county’s ballot drop boxes before polls close on election day.
  3. You may authorize someone to return the ballot on your behalf, as long as you complete the authorization section on the outside of your ballot, and as long as your authorized person does not  get paid on a per ballot basis.

I mailed in my ballot already. Has it arrived yet?

  • Check the status of your vote-by-mail ballot using the California Secretary of State’s website:

https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/

I lost my ballot/never received my ballot - what do I do?

What if I’m in this situation? (Unusual voting situation you can’t answer)

Is there a HOTLINE number on election day?

English - (800) 345-VOTE  (i.e. 800 345-8683)
Spanish - (800) 232-VOTA (i.e. 800 232-8682)

Hotlines in other languages can be found here:
http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/voting-california/voter-hotlines/

Can I get a ride to the polls?  

This will not be implemented during this phase. 

 

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  • Jackie Moreau
    published this page 2018-02-07 10:33:38 -0800
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