Meet the candidates column The Huron Hub Posted Sept. 23, 2020
Editor’s note: As the 2020 election draws near, the residents in Huron Township would like to hear more about each candidate that is running for office or reelection.
Recently, every person running on the Huron Township ballot was invited to use The Huron Hub as a platform to get their voice heard. All letters in this column are submitted by the candidates themselves and are not edited by Huron Hub staff.
Readers can access all candidate letters on a special section of HuronHub.com HERE.
The following was submitted by Aaron Cox:
My name is Aaron D. Cox. I have lived in Huron for most of my life, attending Brown Elementary, Renton Junior High, and graduating from Huron High in 1999. After high school, I pursued my undergraduate studies at Madonna University where I was an Academic All-American and three-time captain for the basketball team, all while achieving my Bachelor of Arts in social studies Magna Cum Laude in 2003. I subsequently went on to law school at Thomas M. Cooley where I received my juris doctorate Magna Cum Laude in 2005.
In 2006, I opened my own law practice, The Law Offices of Aaron D. Cox, PLLC. As owner and practicing lawyer, I have used the years to develop my team and further refine my management and strategic thinking skills, to help our communities navigate the complexities of our legal system in real estate and commercial litigation matters. I consistently drive change for the betterment of my clients, leaning in on my strong oral and written communication abilities, negotiating skills, and leadership techniques to make sure those that need it have effective and thoughtful representation. During my professional career, I have acted as the President of the Taylor Rotary and the Downriver Bar Association. I love being a lawyer, but I love partnering with and supporting our community more.
My wife and I returned to Huron in 2015 where we now raise our three children. When deciding where to plant roots, we easily chose Huron because of effort put forth by our school system and the community at large in seeing to the success of all students. No Child Left Behind. It is that exact community involvement and district support that makes me want to join the school board. It is the job of the board to ensure that student success is the primary driver of change. I want to know what can be done to make success of our kids an expectation and understand how I can contribute to that foundation. I feel there are three areas of focus that will allow us to build upon the fundamentals of any high-achieving educational program:
1) Attract and retain high quality educators.
2) Provide the facilities and technology necessary for those educators to support our children.
3) Provide access to programs and develop life skills that children of all abilities can utilize to prepare for the world after becoming a Huron graduate.
As a school board member, I look forward to achieving these goals by working with the board, educators, administrators, and students alike. The board has made incredible advancements in the last twenty years, including their efforts to get the recent bond passed. It would be an honor to be a member of the team that has done so much and to bring my complimentary skills to advance those achievements.