West Cox is a conservative reformer who’s working to get things done in Columbia. He is a lawyer with Cox & Cole in Williamston, South Carolina and is married to Caroline, with whom he lives in the Piedmont community. They have a young son who is the joy of their lives.

West is a product of Anderson County School District One schools. After high school, West graduated from Clemson University, where he also served as 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.


I am running for re-election to the State House because I continue to have a passion for my community and a belief in public service. Our work to bring conservative principles to the State House continues. I believe in trying to build and create a better community and state.

Necessary government should be transparent, accountable, and efficient. These principles 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, as we have done so much in the past.

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.