|Vermont Senate Chittenden District|
|2011 - January 9, 2014|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||University of Wisconsin|
|J.D.||SUNY Law School|
|Birthday||January 30, 1951|
|Place of birth||Omaha, NE|
Fox obtained a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. from the State University of New York Law School.
An attorney by trade, Fox worked in the public sector over a decade before turning to politics. She began her career as an attorney with the Vermont Developmental Disabilities Law Project, and later went on to serve as Director of Family Court Operations for the Vermont Supreme Court. She also worked as a Policy Director for Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and a coordinator for the City of Burlington Offender Reentry Program.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Fox served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health and Welfare, Vice-chair|
|• Health Care Oversight|
|• Corrections Oversight|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fox served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health and Welfare|
|• Judicial Retention|
|• Joint Energy|
Fox's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Public Education
- Excerpt: "I have spent much of my career advocating for educational opportunity. I began as an advocate for pre-school programs, and most recently have worked in the Statehouse on behalf of the state college system."
- Excerpt: "The Vermont budget is a reflection of the priorities of our state. Tax dollars support programs that benefit all Vermonters – public safety, building roads and telecommunications networks, providing education, and environmental protection. One of the most crucial functions of government is to protect and support our most vulnerable citizens."
- Health Care
- Excerpt: "Vermont passed legislation in the last biennium [sic], ( Act 48 and Act 171) that sets the state on the road to universal access to health care as a human right. The law utilizes the federal Affordable Care Act to set up mechanisms to purchase health insurance through a Health Benefit Exchange, and offer subsidies to keep coverage affordable."
- The Economy
- Excerpt: "Vermont’s economy has fared better many other states in this economic crisis, but our challenge is still enormous. The state budget must be reduced, and many families are finding it difficult to make ends meet. Everyone in Vermont should be able to have a job with a livable wage, health insurance and the ability to send their kids to college."
- Excerpt: "A sustainable and responsible energy policy is critical to Vermont’s economic development yet must also preserve our environment. We can do more to prioritize energy conservation and lessen the overall demand for fuel. Investments in renewable energy in state buildings can reduce state operating costs and support Vermont businesses."
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012
Fox won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Chittenden District. Fox advanced past the August 28 Democratic primary and won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010
Fox was elected to the 7th District Seat (Chittenden District) in 2010. She ran against Virginia Lyons (D), Hinda Miller (D), Philip Baruth (D), Timothy Ashe (D), Frank Geier (D), and Andy Montroll (D) in the primary. She defeated Annette Roque Renaud (R), Dennis Bedard (R), Shelley Palmer (R), Mike Branon (R), Richard Jeroloman (I), Steve Laible (I), Mikey Van Gulden (I), Andy Montroll (D), and Larkin Forney (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
Comprehensive donor information for Fox is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Fox raised a total of $54,556 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|Sally Fox's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State Senate, District Chittenden||$18,158|
|2010||Vermont State Senate, District Chittenden||$36,398|
|Grand Total Raised||$54,556|
2012Fox won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Fox raised a total of $18,158.
|Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sally Fox's campaign in 2012|
|Fox, Sally G||$3,000|
|Democracy For America||$500|
|Grad, Maxine J||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$18,158|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, the year Fox first won election to the Senate, she collected $36,398 in donations.
Her five largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Andy (last name illegible)||$2,000|
The Ethan Allen Institute, a Vermont-based free-market public policy research and education organization, released its biennial publication, the Vermont Voters' Report Card, for the years 2011-2012. The report showed how Vermont legislators in the state House and state Senate voted on key issues important to the Institute. Here's how Allen voted on the selected bills:
|Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012|
|National Popular Vote||Green Mountain Care||Green Mountain Care||Green Mountain Care||Tax Bill||Free Speech||Health Exchange||CVPS Rebate||Cloud Computing|
Fox died January 10, 2014, after battling a rare sarcoma in her lungs for two years. She is survived by her husband, Michael Sirotkin, and sons, Jacob and Jesse.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Sally + Fox + Vermont + Senate"
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- VT Senator Sally Fox Loses Battle With Cancer - My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22
- Chittenden County Loses a Beloved Legislator: Sen. Sally Fox, 1951-2014 - Seven Days
- Gov. Shumlin Appoints Sally Fox's Husband to Fill Senate Seat - My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22
- Sally Fox's Husband Submits Name for Open Senate Seat - My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22
- Fox's Husband, Lobbyist Michael Sirotkin, Appointed To Senate - Vermont Public Radio
- Vt. governor chooses husband of late state senator to replace her; Fox died of ... - The Republic
- Husband of late Vt. senator picked to replace her - Barre Montpelier Times Argus
- Vermont Senators Want to Affirm Abortion as a Right - Town Hall
- Candidates Considered to Fill Sen. Fox's Seat - My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22
- Lawmakers grapple with details of rapid-intervention bill - vtdigger.org
- Burlington Free Press, "Longtime Vermont state legislator Sally Fox dies," January 18, 2014
- Campaign website, Issues
- Official primary candidate list
- General Election 2010 Official Results
- followthemoney.org, "Fox, Sally," accessed September 19, 2013
- Follow the Money.org, Sally Fox candidate summary, Retrieved June 8, 2011
- Ethan Allen Institute "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013