Interview with Cathy Cox, January 10, 2008

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Lera Catherine "Cathy" Cox was born in Bainbridge, Georgia, in 1958 and has served as a state representative, Secretary of State, and as the 21st president of Young Harris College. Cox discusses her early years in Bainbridge, Ga., and her career path in journalism and law before serving in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1993 to 1996. She also talks about becoming Secretary of State in 1999, and her efforts to update voting equipment and voter ID laws. She also addresses her unsuccessful run in the 2006 campaign for governor, and shares her thoughts on issues facing Georgia such as early childhood education, rail transportation, and water resource management. Furthermore, she discusses her experience as president of Young Harris College, a role she took in 2007, and her plans for the college in the near future.





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Cathy Cox and Bob Short, “Interview with Cathy Cox, January 10, 2008,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed December 7, 2022,