Mike Cox (born 1961) is Michigan's 52nd Attorney General; the first Republican to hold that office since 1955. Cox took office in 2003 and won re-election in 2006, defeating Democratic candidate, Amos Williams, Libertarian Party candidate, Bill Hall, and U.S. Taxpayers Party candidate, Charles Conces. Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm preceded him.
Cox lost the Republican gubernatorial primary election August 3, 2010, coming in third behind Rick Snyder and Pete Hoekstra.
Cox graduated from Detroit Catholic Central High School in 1980. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1980-83. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1986, before earning his J.D. from University of Michigan Law in 1989. He worked for the Oakland County Prosecutors' office from 1989–90, then the Wayne County office from 1990–2002, before being elected Attorney General. Cox successfully ran for re-election in 2006, after receiving the Republican party nomination at the August Michigan Republican Party Convention.