A lifelong resident of Visalia, Council Member Phil Cox represents the citizens of Visalia and District 1.
Council Member Cox owned and operated two Visalia businesses, Cox Sheet Metal and Visalia Paintball Supply.
Before being elected to the Visalia City Council in 2016, Council Member Cox served as the Supervisor for District 3, Tulare County Board of Supervisors, from 2004 to 2016. During this time, he served on the Tulare County Workforce Investment Board, the San Joaquin Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council and the Kings/ Tulare Area Agency on Aging Governing Board.
Long involved in City of Visalia affairs, Council Member Cox served on the North Visalia Advisory Committee (1991-1998), was a member of the Visalia City Planning Commission (1998-2001), and previously served as a Visalia City Councilman (elected 2001), where he served as Visalia’s vice mayor from 2004-2005.
Council Member Cox is married to Connie Cox and the couple has seven children and six grandchildren. He is a former scoutmaster, varsity coach, committee