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|Name = Gordon Fox
political position  = Rhode Island House District 4 |
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|Position = Rhode Island House of Representatives District 4
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|Tenure = 1993 - Present
political party    = [[Democratic]] |
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}}{{tnr}}'''Gordon Fox''' (b. December 21, 1961) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Rhode Island House of Representatives]], representing District 4.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Gordon D. Fox''' (b. December 21, 1961) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Rhode Island House of Representatives]], representing District 4. Fox joined the [[Rhode Island House of Representatives]] in 1992.  
  
In February 2010, Fox was chosen to succeed [[William Murphy]] as Speaker of the House.  He is the state's first black and first openly gay House speaker.<ref>[http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2010/02/rhode-island-gets-its-first-black-gay-house-speaker/1 ''USA Today,'' "Rhode Island gets its first black, gay House speaker," February 11, 2010]</ref>
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In February 2010, Fox was chosen to succeed [[William Murphy]] as [[Speaker of the House]].  He is the state's first black and first openly gay House speaker.<ref>[http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2010/02/rhode-island-gets-its-first-black-gay-house-speaker/1 ''USA Today,'' "Rhode Island gets its first black, gay House speaker," February 11, 2010]</ref> He served as House Majority Leader from 2002 to 2010. 
  
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==Education==
  
 
Fox attended Providence College.  He earned his BA from Rhode Island College in 1985.  He went on to receive his JD from Northeastern University in 1991.
 
Fox attended Providence College.  He earned his BA from Rhode Island College in 1985.  He went on to receive his JD from Northeastern University in 1991.
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Fox is an attorney.
 
Fox is an attorney.
  
==Political experience==
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Fox served on the following committees:
  
Fox joined the [[Rhode Island House of Representatives]] in 1992.  He has served in that position since, representing the 4th District.  He served as House Majority Leader from 2002 to 2010.  He was then chosen to be Speaker of the House in February of 2010.
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''As Speaker of the House, Fox does not sit on standing committees.''
  
==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fox served on these committees:
  
* Legislative Services
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Fox served on these committees:
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==Elections==
 
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:: ''See also: [[Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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Fox won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012|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 on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://sos.ri.gov/candidates/ ''Candidates in Upcoming Elections'' "Rhode Island Secretary of State," Accessed July 9, 2012]</ref>
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
Fox is running for re-election to the 4th District Seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition.  [[Erich Sturn]] is running for the seat as a Republican.  The general election takes place on [[Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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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.<ref>[http://www.ri.gov/election/results/2010/statewide_primary/races/143.html Unofficial results for Rhode Island District 4 state representative Democratic primary, 9/14/2010]</ref><ref>[http://www.ri.gov/election/results/2010/general_election/general_assembly/representative/ General election results]</ref>
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| align="right" | 1094
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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.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=RI&y=2008 Rhode Island House election results]</ref> Fox raised $112,242 for his campaign fund.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=111650 Campaign funds]</ref>
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Fox ran for re-election to the 4th District Seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition.  [[Erich Sturn]] ran for the seat as a Republican.  The general election took place on [[Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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==Campaign donors==
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In 2010, Fox raised $237,032 in campaign donations.  The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=RI&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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Listed below are the five largest contributors to Gordon Fox's 2008 campaign.
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| Operating Engineers Local 57
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| International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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| Rhode Island Laborer
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| Rhode Island Association of Realtors
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Fox/ Rhode Island House of Representative - Rep. Fox]  
 
*[http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Fox/ Rhode Island House of Representative - Rep. Fox]  
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=7359 Project Vote Smart profile]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=7359 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=7359 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=111650 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79288 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=76120 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=15595 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=50336 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=50075 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=49782 1996], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=49468 1994]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=111650 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79288 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=76120 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=15595 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=50336 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=50075 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=49782 1996], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=49468 1994]
  
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Revision as of 13:05, 2 July 2013

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
Compensation
Base salary$14,185.95/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
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. Fox joined the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1992.

In February 2010, Fox was chosen to succeed William Murphy as Speaker of the House. He is the state's first black and first openly gay House speaker.[1] He served as House Majority Leader from 2002 to 2010.

Education

Fox attended Providence College. He earned his BA from Rhode Island College in 1985. He went on to receive his JD from Northeastern University in 1991.

Professional experience

Fox is an attorney.

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 on November 6, 2012.[2]

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.[3][4]

Rhode Island House District 4
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Gordon Fox (D) 3564
Erich Sturn (R) 1094

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.[5] Fox raised $112,242 for his campaign fund.[6]

Rhode Island House District 4
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Gordon Fox (D) 4,899
David Anderson (R) 1,271

Fox ran for re-election to the 4th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Erich Sturn ran for the seat as a Republican. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Fox raised $237,032 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.[7]

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Gordon Fox's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Steven Nappa $2,000
Operating Engineers Local 57 $1,700
International Brotherhood of Teamsters $1,500
Rhode Island Laborer $1,500
Rhode Island Association of Realtors $1,500

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