Steve Fox

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Steve Fox
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California State Assembly District 36
In office
December 3, 2012
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years
Office website
Campaign website
Steve Fox is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Fox was first thought to have been defeated by Ron Smith (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012, but on December 2, 2012, the vote total put Fox ahead of Ron Smith by 145 votes.[1][2][3]

Committee assignments


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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Higher Education
Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy
Veterans Affairs


Campaign themes


Fox's website highlights the following campaign themes:[4]

Jobs & The Economy

  • Excerpt: "As we start to climb out of this economic recession, we need to ensure that our region isn’t left behind. Restoring jobs and stimulating the local economy are a top priority for me."

Public Safety

  • Excerpt: "We all deserve to feel safe in our communities, neighborhoods, schools and workplaces. That’s why I strongly support providing law enforcement with the tools and resources they need to combat crime."


  • Excerpt: "A quality education is the key to economic prosperity. I was a public school teacher for 10 years, and I know how important it is to have quality schools that provide children with the skills they need to succeed in today’s economy."


  • Excerpt: "The men and women who have served our nation in the military deserve our utmost respect and gratitude. We have a large veterans population in the 36th Assembly District, and I believe it is our duty to ensure that they have what they need to stay in their homes and retire comfortably."



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Steve Fox (D) and Tom Lackey (R) defeated Kermit F. Franklin (D), JD Kennedy (R) and Suzette M. Martinez (R) in the blanket primary. Fox will face Lackey in the general election.[5][6]

California State Assembly, District 36 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Lackey 41.1% 15,095
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Fox Incumbent 32.8% 12,055
     Republican JD Kennedy 12.2% 4,460
     Republican Suzette M. Martinez 9.2% 3,390
     Democratic Kermit F. Franklin 4.6% 1,706
Total Votes 36,706


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Fox ran in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 36. He advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Tom Lackey (R). Fox was first thought to have been defeated by Ron Smith (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012, but on December 2, 2012 the vote total put Fox ahead of Ron Smith by 145 votes. Smith announced that he would seek a recount.[7].[8][9]

California State Assembly, District 36 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Fox 32.9% 14,160
     Republican Tom Lackey 32% 13,795
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Smith 35.1% 15,097
Total Votes 43,052

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fox is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Fox raised a total of $104,784 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[10]

Steve Fox's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 36 Won $104,784
Grand Total Raised $104,784


Fox won election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Fox raised a total of $104,784.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Fox's campaign in 2012
Fox, Steve$83,543
California State Council of Laborers$5,900
Steve Fox$2,115
Lameer, Mohamed$2,000
Eugene Heredia$1,700
Total Raised in 2012$104,784
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[11]


In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[12]



In 2014, Fox's endorsements include the following:[13]

  • AFSCME California
  • Association of California State Supervisors
  • Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS)
  • California Association of Professional Scientists
  • California Democratic Party
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • California School Employees Association (CSEA)
  • California State Firefighters’ Association (CSFA)
  • California State Retirees (CSR)
  • California Teachers Association (CTA)
  • California Teamsters Public Affairs Council
  • Crime Victims United of California
  • Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley
  • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Lodge 727-N
  • Ironworkers Local 433
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG)
  • SEIU California
  • Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 105
  • State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

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Political offices
Preceded by
Stephen Knight (R)
California State Assembly District 36
Succeeded by