For the second time, Ed Cox has been appointed as the chairman of the New York Republican Party

In Albany, it was announced that Ed Cox has been chosen to lead the New York Republican State Committee once again, according to sources.

GOP county chairs voted unanimously in a special meeting held near Albany on Monday. Cox, who is the son-in-law of the late President Richard Nixon, had previously served as chairman of the New York Republican party from 2009 to 2019.

Despite his experience in running the party, Cox has expressed his desire to revitalize the Republicans’ presence throughout the state.

“We’re bringing in a team that does have a lot of new blood,” he told reporters. “I just happen to be the chairman, the leader of this team.”

Ed Cox has been elected as the new chairman of the New York Republican State Committee, replacing Rep. Nick Langworthy, who won a seat in Congress during the 2020 elections.

Langworthy had taken over the position in 2019, following a disappointing 2018 election cycle in which the Republicans lost control of the state Senate to the Democrats. Cox, who had previously served as the chairman from 2009 to 2019, was criticized by many GOP leaders for the party’s poor results during his tenure.

After stepping down, he worked on former President Donald Trump’s unsuccessful re-election campaign.

Although they make up less than a third of New York State voters, the Republican Party performed well last year, and their gubernatorial candidate, Lee Zeldin, came within six points of Democratic Gov. Hochul in a closer-than-expected race.

Cox’s reappointment as chairman of the New York Republican State Committee was well-received by Republican legislative leaders in Albany.

Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt (R-Lockport) and Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R-Oswego) both praised the Long Island native and expressed confidence in the party’s ability to win more elections in the future.

“In the coming year, we look forward to working collaboratively with the state chairman and his team to continue the momentum we experienced in 2022,” Barclay said.

After Cox’s appointment as the new chairman of the New York Republican State Committee, Peter Giunta, chairman of the New York State Young Republicans, congratulated him. However, he also urged party leaders to appeal to younger voters and make space for emerging conservatives.

“We will not settle for ceremonial titles or the occasional nicety on social media — we need seats at the table, our voices to be heard and, above all else, an open line of communication at all times,” Giunta said. “This is the recognition that we have been fighting for, this is the recognition we deserve and this is the only way to unite our state party and win.”