Gordon Fox

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Gordon Fox
Rhode Island House of Representatives District 4
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 4, 2013
Years in position 22
Base salary$13,962.55/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Gordon Fox (b. December 21, 1961) is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 4.

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]


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.

Political experience

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.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fox has been appointed to these committees:


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

  • Legislative Services



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.[2][3]

Rhode Island House District 4
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png 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.[4] Fox raised $112,242 for his campaign fund.[5]

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


In 2010, Fox raised $237,032 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.[6]


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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Political offices
Preceded by
Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 4
Succeeded by