Mahoney appoints Cox to 12th district seat

A vacancy on the Onondaga County Legislature has been filled by attorney Robert Cox, who was appointed to the 12th legislative district seat by Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney.

He is a partner at Pappas & Cox law firm in Syracuse and a longtime Onondaga County resident. Cox is a graduate of SUNY-ESF and SU College of Law.

Cox acknowledged the "important juncture" the Legislature is facing and said he looked forward to working with his fellow legislators.

Town of Pompey Supervisor Carole Marsh said Cox's efforts to keep Pratt's Falls County Park open was evidence he would be "a people's legislator."

The 12th district seat was vacated by Robert DeMore when he accepted the position of director of community development for Onondaga County.

Cox was sworn into the Legislature on Tuesday March 15.

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