Candidate Profile
Tim Cox

Republican , Virginia


Tim Cox
House of Delegates, Dist. 51

Panel Rating*

Conservative Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.


*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.


American Veterans Vote, *Virginia Citizens Defense League PAC (VCDL PAC), *Virginia Society for Human Life

Reported by Candidate

Ken Cuccinelli, Jeanine Lawson, Puneet Ahluwalia, Dottie Miller, Jacob Mosser, Ben Hazekamp

Selected Contributions


Cory Gardner (200 ), Martha E. McSally (200 ), WinRed (2020)
Commonwealth Sportsmen's Alliance (2021), Republican Women's Organizations (2021), Virginia Wins PAC (2021)







Other Information

2021 Restore Virginia Now Candidate Survey  Source


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim, unless the candidate requests a typo change or we remove inappropriate language.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion is wrong. It is intentionally ending the life of a helpless baby—a distinct heartbeat and "wonderfully made" soul. If, in extremely rare circumstances, the life of the mother is at risk because of the presence or growth of her baby, all efforts should be made to save both lives. Only in these extremely rare circumstances should ending the baby’s life be considered to preserve the life of the mother. Pro-life is pro-all-of-life. I support adoption options and foster care for unwanted children. I support pregnancy resource centers and advocate for compassion and help for women and families facing unplanned pregnancies. We also need to hold men accountable and encourage fathers to step up to the plate.


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Strongly Disagree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Protect a framework of freedom whereby corporations and customers, employers and employees can engage in legal and mutually beneficial transactions. When individuals and businesses are free to compete legally and fairly, more people are hired and fired based on merit. Competition raises the quality of goods and services, of bosses and workers. Legal and low barriers to entry for entrepreneurs allow new jobs to be created while fostering research, development, and innovation.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Maintain low tax rates. Promote domestic and global trust by honoring financial commitments and paying debts. Protect private property rights and punish those who would steal, cheat, or plagiarize the property of others. Practice fiscal restraint and responsibility by spending, saving, and investing from a balanced budget. Guard against corruption and monopolies. Use tax revenue to defend the legal foundation on which people—in a competitive and free-market economy—are free to buy and sell goods and services.

Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not penalize those who define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

I promote personal responsibility. Employer-matching HSAs are good; personal choice and familial investments are better. Private insurance options combined with well-trained medical professionals have led to the highest standards of care. Even so, the patient/provider/insurer relationship must be transparent and competitive. Costs and fees of medical services must be communicated upfront and fully before and after they are provided. Pre-existing conditions should be covered by family- and specifically-designated, need-based funds.

National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree


I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.



Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Disagree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Human nature is sinful and greedy. If power is left unchecked, it can quickly turn to oppression. This is true whether power is concentrated in the hands of many, a few, or one. America’s founders knew this and created a system of checks and balances within a representative form of government. The goal was to ensure government had enough power to protect constitutional freedoms while also checking the ability of ruling individuals to exercise too much power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian by God’s grace. I believe in the trinitarian God and the gospel of Jesus Christ. I hold to the inerrancy and sufficiency of the Scriptures. In the words of Dianne Feinstein, “The dogma lives loudly within [me].” Hillary Clinton has me as a “deplorable” in her book. That’s ok because I'm “redeemed” in God's book.


When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I started a beekeeping business in Brazil and worked three jobs in the U.S. before and during college. I graduated with a degree in Global Economics & International Business, served five years in the U.S. Navy, and completed three graduate degrees including a public policy degree from Johns Hopkins SAIS. I know one of the most important qualities a person can have—whether educated or uneducated—is a strong work ethic. A strong work ethic, life experience, and integrity are what I bring to serve.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: and (571) 412-9542

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I care first and foremost for people. My parents have served faithfully overseas for 32 years in the areas of education and healthcare. My wife has likewise taught and cared for people in the Amazon and in the emergency rooms of London. I have served my country in the military, in ministry, and in the private sector. My calling to run for public office is an extension of a life of service. I understand that public officials are to be public servants. If elected, I will be so of the people, by the people, and for the people. My family and I want to continue to serve. * Additional Educational Information: U.S. Naval War College (Distance Education), Newport, RI, Joint Professional Military Education - Phase 1, 2018.

Judicial Philosophy

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.


Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree

2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree


  • The Johns Hopkins University SAIS, Washington, DC, MIPP, 2017
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, MDiv, 2016
  • Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH, BA, 2009
Work & Military
  • Third-Party Contractor, Vetting Advisor, 2
  • U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy Reserve, Surface Warfare Officer (LCDR - O4), 13.1
  • U.S. Navy Reserve, Commanding Officer (O4 - LCDR), 2
  • U.S. Navy, Operations Planner, 1
  • Word of Life International, Leader, Contributor, Graduate, Volunteer
  • The Family Foundation, Contributor, Volunteer
  • Family Freedoms Law Center, Contributor
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Leader, Volunteer, Chaplain
  • Crossworld, Contributor
  • Pioneers, Contributor
  • Southern Baptist Convention, Graduate, Leader, Contributor, Volunteer
  • Christian Legal Aid, et al., Contributor, Volunteer
  • None, Held 0
  • None, Held 0
  • None, Sought 0
  • None, Sought 0

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