Gordon Fox

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Gordon Fox
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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 4
Incumbent
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Speaker of the House
2010-March 22, 2014
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sRhode Island College
J.D.Northeastern University
Personal
BirthdayDecember 21, 1961
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gordon D. Fox (b. December 21, 1961) is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992. He served as Speaker of the House from 2010 to March 22, 2014. He resigned from the position one day after investigators raided his home and office in relation to a criminal investigation.[1] Fox did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Fox attended Providence College. He earned his B.A. from Rhode Island College in 1985 and his J.D. from Northeastern University in 1991. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Fox served on the following committees:

As Speaker of the House, Fox does not sit on standing committees.

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fox served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Fox served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fox won re-election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 4. Fox was unopposed in the September 11 Democratic primary and defeated independent Mark Binder in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGordon Fox Incumbent 57.8% 3,590
     Independent Mark Binder 41.8% 2,595
     Other Write-in 0.5% 30
Total Votes 6,215

2010

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fox won re-election in the 2010 elections. He was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Erich Sturn in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Rhode Island House District 4
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gordon Fox (D) 3564
Erich Sturn (R) 1094

2008

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Fox was re-elected to the Rhode Island House District 4. Fox (D) finished with 4,899 votes while his opponent David Anderson (R) finished with 1,271 votes.[8] Fox raised $112,242 for his campaign fund.[9]

Rhode Island House District 4
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gordon Fox (D) 4,899
David Anderson (R) 1,271

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gordon Fox is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Gordon Fox raised a total of $885,880 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 31, 2013.[10]

Gordon Fox's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 4 Won $251,764
2010 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 4 Won $237,032
2008 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 4 Won $112,242
2006 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 4 Won $107,415
2004 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 4 Won $128,914
2002 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 4 Won $39,575
2000 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 5 Won $6,479
1998 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 5 Won $800
1996 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 5 Won $1,047
1994 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 5 Won $612
Grand Total Raised $885,880

2012

Gordon Fox won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gordon Fox raised a total of $251,764.
Rhode Island House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gordon Fox's campaign in 2012
Teamsters$2,500
Rhode Island Association for Justice$2,000
Petrarca, Sandra$2,000
Crisafulli, Marc A$2,000
Thomas Jr, Anthony J$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$251,764
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Gordon Fox won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Gordon Fox raised a total of $237,032.

2008

Gordon Fox won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Gordon Fox raised a total of $112,242.

2006

Gordon Fox won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Gordon Fox raised a total of $107,415.

2004

Gordon Fox won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Gordon Fox raised a total of $128,914.

2002

Gordon Fox won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Gordon Fox raised a total of $39,575.

2000

Gordon Fox won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Gordon Fox raised a total of $6,479.

1998

Gordon Fox won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Gordon Fox raised a total of $800.

1996

Gordon Fox won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Gordon Fox raised a total of $1,047.

1994

Gordon Fox won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1994. During that election cycle, Gordon Fox raised a total of $612.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 1 to July 5. In 2014, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 7 to June 23.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills related to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 4 to July 1. In 2012, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 3 to June 13.

  • Legislators were scored based on 14 pieces of legislation, ranging from matters on clean water, to state energy policies.
  • Legislators were scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators were scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.

In the news

Grants to nonprofit organizations

In 2012, Rhode Island lawmakers issued $1.9 million in legislative grants to nonprofit organizations. These grants were awarded on a nonpartisan basis by House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed and were chosen based on the merits of the organizations' applications and requests by individual lawmakers. Though the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that the legislature has the authority to create grants as part of the budget, some critics called these grants wasteful government spending and believe the money could be used to influence votes. Lawmakers in support of the grants claimed that they go to community organizations that are struggling to fill fundraising gaps or make up for a lack of resources that may no longer be available at the municipal level. According to an August 2013 report in Go Local Prov News, Fox was among the top 25 lawmakers who sponsored the most in grant funding, obtaining $125,050 for community organizations.[11]

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