Deborah Cox

Legislative Director

Deborah Cox joined the National Association of Counties (NACo) in 2012 and currently serves as the Legislative Director. In this capacity she is responsible for Legislative and Executive Branch outreach, advocacy of the association’s legislative priorities and policy development. 

Before joining NACo, Cox served as the Director of Government Relations and Legislative Affairs for the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) which represents the nation's local government-based regional planning and development organizations. Previously, she worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman Rodney Alexander from Louisiana. Prior to her time on the Hill, Cox worked for The Livingston Group (former House Appropriations Chairman Bob Livingston) and with the government relations firm Zeliff Enterprises (former Congressman Bill Zeliff). 

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About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments.  Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and exercise exemplary leadership in public service. 


Through NACo, county officials:

  • Advocate with a collective voice on national policy
  • Exchange ideas and build new leadership skills
  • Pursue transformational, cost-effective solutions
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and
  • Exercise exemplary leadership in public service.


Healthy, vibrant and safe counties across the United States.