South Florida Times: Cox Seeking To Become 1st Black Female State Attorney

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Alexcia Cox, deputy chief assistant to Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg, is seeking to make history twice.

Cox is running to be the top prosecutor for Palm Beach County in 2024. If she wins she will become the first woman and first of African descent to be elected to the position.

Cox, a Palm Beach County native, recently announced she’s running for elected office for the first time to replace her boss Aronberg, who is not seeking a fourth term.

She’s running against fellow Palm Beach State Attorney prosecutor Greg A. Williams and West Palm Beach criminal law attorney Gregg Lerman in the 2024 Democratic Primary.

Cox has been overseeing prosecutors in the county State Attorney’s Office domestic violence unit, the county courts and conviction review unit, since 2012.

“For nearly two decades, I’ve made it my mission to hold violent criminals accountable and achieve justice for victims of crime. As a mother, longtime community advocate and prosecutor, serving Palm Beach County residents as their next state attorney would be a great honor,” Cox said.

“As deputy chief assistant, I have taken on complex legal issues, served in executive leadership positions and have focused on the tough cases to keep Palm Beach County safe.”

Cox began her career with the State Attorney’s Office as a domestic violence prosecutor. As chief of the unit, she is responsible for all aspects of case management related to the prosecution of misdemeanor and felony domestic violence cases as well as the supervision of attorneys and support personnel.

“Most important to me is waking up every day to pursue justice for victims of crimes and ensure that those who break the law will be held accountable,” she said.

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