Casey Cox, Fort Wayne Lawyer Won Vote to Finish Pond's Term

Casey Cox, Fort Wayne Lawyer Won Vote to Finish Pond's Term

Over the past 2 months, we've covered the resignation and death of Phyllis Pond, a longtime member of the Indiana State House. WFFT's Audra Streetman met Casey Cox, the Fort Wayne lawyer who won the vote to take Pond's seat and finish her term.
Over the past 2 months, we've covered the resignation and death of Phyllis Pond, a longtime member of the Indiana State House.  Representative Pond passed away on September 22nd after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in August.

Casey Cox, a Fort Wayne lawyer who won the vote to take Pond's seat, will finish her term serving the 85th District in the State House.

Cox received 37 of 59 votes defeating 6 other candidates to take Phyllis Pond's seat in the State House.

"She is an institution.  Representative Pond has been my representative for most of my life."

The 31 year old Fort Wayne attorney says he comes from conservative roots.  A Hoosier native, Cox graduated from Indiana University with a law degree and started work at a law firm in Fort Wayne.

"I sat on the IU Board of Trustees and was very involved in the University's governance."

While in office, Cox says he will address the skills gap in Indiana and improve vocational training.

Pond's term extends until late 2014.  Cox says he will run in the next election as an incumbent for the same office.
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