Rep. West Cox Presented Order of Palmetto


House District 10 Representative Westley Paul “West” Cox was presented the Order of the Palmetto during a recent meeting of the Anderson County Legislative Delegation. Pictured are House District 6 Rep. Brian White, Senator Mike Gambrell, West Cox, House District 11 Rep. Craig Gagnon, House District 7 Rep. Jay West and House District 9 Rep. Anne Thayer.

West Cox presented with Order of the Palmetto
House District 10 Representative Westley Paul “West” Cox was presented the Order of the Palmetto during a recent meeting of the Anderson County Legislative Delegation.
Senator Mike Gambrell made the presentation.
Cox said “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as the House District 10 representative for the last four years. He thanked his wife Caroline, his mom and dad and “everybody who has helped make this possible. South Carolina is truly a wonderful place. A lot of good things about to happen.”
House District 6 Representative Brian White said that a State Constitutional Amendment on the election ballot this year is an example of the work Cox has done to improve the fiscal stability of the state.
Law partner G. Lee Cole, Jr. said, “I have known West for most of my life, and he has the exemplary character and record of outstanding leadership that make him especially deserving of South Carolina’s highest civilian honor.”
Cox was born and raised in Williamston and is a product of Anderson County District One public schools. After graduating from Palmetto High School, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Clemson university and worked several years as a Realtor for Coldwell Banker: Hugh Durham & Associates, where he assisted clients in buying and selling real property throughout the Upstate.
Cox decided to further his education and moved to Columbia to attend the University of South Carolina School of Law. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the institution in 2014 and was admitted to the SC Bar that same year.
After working in the office of South Carolina Attorney General, Cox returned to Piedmont to work in private practice at the office of Bradely K. Richardson, P.C. He later joined the office of Cox & Cole, Attorneys at law in his hometown of Williamston, where he has served a s Partner since 2017.
In addition to his legal career, Cox has a dedication to service that focuses on improving the quality of life for his community.
He is a founding board member of the Palmetto Farmers’ Market in Williamston and works with the Pelzer Heritage Commission and Pelzer Mills Properties, LLC in their effort to redevelop and revitalize abandoned mill sites and other environmentally contaminated properties in Pelzer.
Cox led these organization in the administration of an Environmental Protection Agency Brownfield Cleanup Grant and other projects to transform the site of the former Pelzer Mills into a park, walking trail, and new residential and commercial development. Cox has also served the community through the Piedmont Lions Club, palmetto soccer Club, Palmetto Business Association, Easley Chaber of Commerce, and several other community organizations.
Since 2018, Cox has continued his service to the community as a member of the SC House of Representatives. During his service as the representative of House District 10, Cox had been a consistent advocate for fiscal restraint, economic development, education reform, infrastructure upgrades and improving the quality of life for his community and the state as a whole.
Locally he has provided great support for the Dolly Cooper Park in Powdersville, Thom Pack Park in Piedmont, the Piedmont Historical Preservation Society, Wren Youth Association, the Mill Town Players at Pelzer Auditorium, and many other community organizations.
He has also served as Chairman of the Anderson County legislative Delegation, a member of the Pickens Area Transportation Study Committee and a member of the Appalachian Council of Governments.
Cox is married to the former Carolina Alex and lives in the Piedmont community with their three young sons, Theodore, Peyton and Emmett.