Gordon Fox

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Gordon Fox
Rhode Island House District 4
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Website Official 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

  • Legislative Services



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 November 2, 2010.

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