"We have many challenging years ahead with tight budgets and a need to grow private sector jobs,'' Cox said in a statement. "I look forward to working hard with House Republicans and all of my legislative colleagues to address these challenges and the aspirations of the people of Virginia as the next House majority leader."
Del. Bill Janis (R-Goochland) was elected Majority Whip, replacing Cox. Janis defeated Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) in the race for Majority Whip.