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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 21

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TJ Cox

Engineer/Small Businessman
57,239 votes (50.4%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Expand access to quality, affordable healthcare
  • Protect Social Security
  • More water and jobs for the Central Valley



Profession:Engineer/Small Businessman
Chief Operating Officer, Central Valley NMTC Fund, LLC (CVNF) (2006–current)


University of Nevada Bachelor of Science, Engineering (current)
Southern Methodist University MBA (current)

Community Activities

Board of Directors, LINC Housing (2014–current)


I am an engineer, small businessman and community development leader. As the son of immigrants, I know the importance of hard work, integrity, and community. My wife and I raised our children here in the Central Valley and I have spent the last 20 years creating jobs and opportunities for working families. Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity inspired me to start my business which invests in critically-needed projects across the Valley. I helped build health clinics in Fowler, Huron, Lemoore, Mendota, Sanger, Selma, and Parlier that serve thousands of families every day. I have raised over $65 million for job training and educational facilities, clean energy plants, and affordable housing. My business has helped create over 1,500 jobs here in the Central Valley.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $2,937,142

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

TJ Cox
Employees of Google
Employees of California Custom Processing
American Association for Justice
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Ameripac: The Fund for a Greater America
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
PAC To The Future
Red to Blue California
United Association (UA)

More information about contributions

By State:

California 72.49%
District of Columbia 9.37%
New York 4.57%
Massachusetts 3.75%
Other 9.83%

By Size:

Large contributions (79.32%)
Small contributions (20.68%)

By Type:

From organizations (16.32%)
From individuals (83.68%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am running for Congress because our nation and community are at a turning point. As an engineer, I fix things that are broken - and Congress is definitely broken. We need new leadership that will get things done for our Central Valley. Water is our Valley’s lifeblood. Every one of our communities deserves clean, fresh drinking water. In Congress, I’ll work every day to ensure everyone has safe drinking water and I will work to help grow our agricultural economy. I will ensure we expand access to affordable healthcare for all and I will fight to protect Social Security and Medicare. My commitment to you is simple: I will never forget that I work for you. I would be honored to earn your vote.

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