It's my honor and privilege to be the judge of the 56th District Court. Before becoming Judge, I was an Assistant District Attorney for ten years and had the assignment, among others, of Chief Felony Prosecutor. During that time I had over 50 jury trials. Before that I worked for the Lubrizol Corporation, first as an operator and later as a Customer Service Supervisor for two Texas Plants. If you think that is an interesting career path, before my stint with Lubrizol, I was a musician with the Calgary Philharmonic, the Houston Symphony, the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet.
You may wonder how I moved from professional musician to plant operator to top prosecutor to judge - simply a product of hard work. In 1993 while working full-time at my job, I received my Masters of Business Administration in 1985 from Houston Baptist University and my law degree from the University of Houston Law School. Can you imagine working all day at a job, raising a family, and going to graduate school and law school at night? That is what I did.
In terms of my service as a judge, I have been honored and appointed by the Texas Supreme Court to manage over 47,000 BP (British Petroleum) cases in Texas City. I have served as a visiting judge on the Court of Appeals, I have been awarded the "Ted Poe Damn Good Judge" award by the Texas Gang Investigator's Association, and finally honored by being twice elected by my fellow judges as the Administrative District Judge of Galveston County.
I am committed to the community. I cannot list here all of my community and professional activities, but I will name a few. Besides playing in the Galveston Beach Band, I was recognized by MADD in 2001 for dedication and service. I have been president of Communities in Schools, a director of the Galveston Employees Credit Union, president of the Kiwanis and Rotary and Optimist clubs, and I also find time to teach Sunday school at the South Main Baptist Church.
I am married to Alison and the proud father of six children and the delighted grandfather of ten grandchildren, and one great-grand child. Life experiences taught me to be fair and courteous to all people, especially during the stress of legal proceedings. My experiences in court have shown me how to effectively move cases and eliminate delayed justice. My involvement in the community tells me every day how we must all work together to build a better community.
If you appreciate my countless years of involvement in the community, my years of service as an Assistant District Attorney, my three terms as Judge of the 56th District Court, and my years as one of the earliest leaders of the Galveston Republican Party – then please continue to support me, Lonnie Cox, "The Judge You Know", to be the next County Judge of Galveston County.
Judge Lonnie Cox
JUDGE LONNIE COX also currently serves on the following boards:
Bay Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America