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 ran for re-election in the 2010 elections. He was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary and faced Republican Erich Sturn in the November 2 general election.[2]


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.[3] Fox raised $112,242 for his campaign fund.[4]

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

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