|Rhode Island House of Representatives District 4|
|1993 - Present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||22|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
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. He served as House Majority Leader from 2002 to 2010.
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 is an attorney.
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fox served on these committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Legislative Services, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Fox served on these committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Legislative Services|
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.
|Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Gordon Fox Incumbent||57.8%||3,590|
|Rhode Island House District 4|
|Gordon Fox (D)||3564|
|Erich Sturn (R)||1094|
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. Fox raised $112,242 for his campaign fund.
|Rhode Island House District 4|
|Gordon Fox (D)||4,899|
|David Anderson (R)||1,271|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Fox raised $237,032 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.
|Rhode Island House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gordon Fox's campaign in 2010|
|Gasbarro, Christopher P||$2,000|
|Rhode Island Brotherhood Of Correctional Officers||$2,000|
|Rhode Island House Democratic Leadership||$1,938|
|Providence Chamber Of Commerce||$1,850|
|Rhode Island Carpenters & Joiners||$1,700|
|Total Raised in 2010||$237,032|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Gordon Fox's 2008 campaign.
|Operating Engineers Local 57||$1,700|
|International Brotherhood of Teamsters||$1,500|
|Rhode Island Laborer||$1,500|
|Rhode Island Association of Realtors||$1,500|
- Rhode Island House of Representative - Rep. Fox
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994
- USA Today, "Rhode Island gets its first black, gay House speaker," February 11, 2010
- Candidates in Upcoming Elections "Rhode Island Secretary of State," Accessed July 9, 2012
- Unofficial results for Rhode Island District 4 state representative Democratic primary, 9/14/2010
- General election results
- Rhode Island House election results
- Campaign funds
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign Contributions
|Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 4
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