West Cox is a lawyer with Cox & Cole in Williamston, South Carolina. He is married to Caroline and they live in the Piedmont community. West is a product of Anderson County School District One schools. After high school, West graduated from Clemson University. While at Clemson, West was a student athletic trainer with the Clemson Athletic Department.

After graduating from Clemson, West worked as a real estate agent in the Upstate. West then graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law. While in law school, West clerked for the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office and served as a juvenile arbitrator for the Eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office. In 2013, West received the Pro Bono Service Award from the Law School.

Upon passing the bar exam, West returned home to Anderson County to begin practicing law. West is a member of the Anderson County Bar Association and the Piedmont Lions Club.

WHY I’M RUNNING

I am running for the State House because I have a passion for my community and a belief in public service. I believe in trying to build and create a better community and state. Necessary government should be transparent, accountable, and efficient. Transparency, accountability, and efficiency lead to a more effective government. Increased government efficiency and effectiveness ultimately drives down the cost of government. Also, by strategically planning for the future, we can drive down the cost of government. In South Carolina, we do not need to govern by crisis. We must start planning for the future in order to effectively meet the challenges facing our state. Creating a better environment for businesses, our work force, our families and our children, will help to maintain and expand our quality of life in South Carolina.