Twenty years ago, Christopher Cox was a newcomer to the Orange County political scene. While he served as a congressman representing the 40th district (Newport Beach), political analysts predicted that he would become Orange County’s most influential politician.
After receiving the Hot 25 award in 1990, Cox went on to hold titles such as chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. He eventually became the fifth-ranking elected leader in the House.
Cox is has been significantly involved in a number of laws, including the Internet Tax Freedom Act, the Securities Litigation Reform Act and the Support for Eastern European Democracy Act.
Cox has recently made a career switch and now works for Bingham Consulting Group as a partner and principle. He and his wife, Rebecca, have three children and continue to reside in Orange County.
– Kaysie Ellingson
OC METRO's 2009 Hot 25 honorees:
Toby Bost | Mike Gillespie | Anil Puri | Sean Collins
Kevin Boylan & T.K. Pillan | Dr. Jason Knight | Hugh Hewitt
Luke Allen | Tina Aldatz | Sukhee Kang | Glenn Gray
Amelia & Florent Marneau | Tim McFerran | Tallia Hart
Bill Sanderson | Henrik Fisker | Janet Hamada | Wayne Gross
Julie Miller-Phipps | Michael Ruane | Carl St.Clair
Pretend City | Phil Willms | Sheryl Bourgeois | Steve Nichols
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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of OC METRO's Hot 25 awards, here are our original Hot 25 honorees, who were featured in 1990.
Doug Rankin | Erich Vollmer | Dennis Aigner | Greg Patton
Janice Mittermeier | Carol Stogsdill | Carl St.Clair
Anton Segerstrom | Christopher Cox | Christine (Reed) Iger
Dr. Robert Bade | Thomas Mays | Mike Goode
Richard Gadbois | Rudy Castruita | Debbie Miede
Ernest C. Brown | Mossimo Giannulli | Daniel L. Rasmussen
Cynthia Ellner | Kathryn Braun Lewis | David Wilhelm
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first Hot 25 honorees