Lord, we pray today for MLA Herb Cox. Thank You for his work both for his constituency and for the people of Saskatchewan. We pray that You would give Herb a renewed passion for life and politics. Give him a new measure of excitement and motivation to always do what is in the best interest of the people of Saskatchewan. We ask that You also give him and his family a spiritual journey that is engaging and renewing both to their spirits as well as to their relationships. Thank You for answering our prayers. Amen.
Herb was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in the 2011 provincial election for the constituency of The Battlefords.
Herb was born in Brandon, Manitoba. He attended school there and graduated from Brandon University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. After graduation he moved to Saskatchewan and while employed with a financial institution he worked in Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Lloydminster, Swift Current, and North Battleford.
Prior to entering politics, Herb was a realtor in North Battleford since 1974, has strong roots in the community and has served with a number of organizations including: three terms as president, Battlefords Real Estate Board; four years as president, Saskatchewan Team Penning Association; two years as president, Canadian Team Penning Association; member of the Town of Battlefords industrial planning committee; and, sports chairman with the Zone Seven winter games.
In 2003, Herb served as a campaign manager with the Saskatchewan Party. He also ran as the candidate in The Battlefords in the 2007 provincial election. In that election, he came within 300 votes of becoming the MLA for the constituency.
Since his election in 2011, he has been appointed to the caucus management committee, the caucus committee for crowns and central agencies, and the legislature’s Public Accounts Committee. On September 24, 2014, Mr. Cox was appointed Government Whip.
Herb and his wife Linda are proud that their three children – a welder, a Chartered Accountant, and a pilot – all live and work in Saskatchewan.