Westhampton’s Ed Cox Renamed Leader of NY GOP


Westhampton native Ed Cox, who had led the New York State Republican Committee for a decade, was unanimously elected back to the post on Monday out of a crowded field of contenders.

The 76-year-old attorney and son-in-law of former President Richard Nixon vowed to build on the red wave of GOP voter turnout in November that — despite Democrats having a 2-to-1 statewide advantage — flipped Democratic-held congressional and state legislative seats on Long Island and in the Hudson Valley, helping flip the U.S. House of Representatives to Republican control.