| | Advanced Search

 

NEW: Taveras Endorsed by Brotherhood of Police Officers, Government Employees—NEW: Taveras Endorsed by Brotherhood of Police Officers,…

NEW: Fung Questions Block on Campaign Finance Reporting—NEW: Fung Questions Block on Campaign Finance Reporting

Riley: Caprio Track Record Good, Seth Magaziner Claims Questioned—Riley: Caprio Track Record Good, Seth Magaziner Claims…

Guest MINDSETTER™ David Segal - Who Really Destroyed Rhode Island’s Economy?—Angel’s not a bad guy. He’s not exactly…

Johnston Sportsman Saves DEM Hunter Education Program with Big Donation—Johnston Sportsman Saves DEM Hunter Education Program with…

LISTEN: Fung Supported Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants as Cranston Councilman—Allan Fung's support of the Immigrant Workers Freedom…

Horowitz: News Literacy: An Essential Skill in the Age of the Internet—Horowitz: News Literacy: An Essential Skill in the…

Newport Folk Preview – Five “Don’t Miss” Acts—The Newport Folk Festival is finally here and…

NEW: Fruits Sold in RI Recalled by California Packing Company—NEW: Fruits Sold in RI Recalled by California…

Russell Moore: Anybody But Cianci?—Russell Moore: Anybody But Cianci?

 
 

11 to Watch in 2011: Gordon Fox

Thursday, December 30, 2010

 

In some ways Gordon Fox is the anti-Speaker. Charming, smart and experienced melded with a lower-middle-class background, biracial and openly gay. If America is the world’s melting pot, then Fox is America’s poster child.

He grew up in the historically black neighborhood off Mount Hope, attended Classical, Rhode Island College and then off to Northeastern for law school – all the time working full-time.

Fox enters 2011, his first full-term after succeeding Bill Murphy, with a rock-solid majority and a new Independent governor who won with 36% of the vote. For Fox and the rest of Rhode Island’s leadership the challenges are daunting.

It’s the Economy…

Fox, Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee and Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed face a state with a massive budget deficit, double-digit unemployment and a public education system at war with itself. (Oh, did we mention the unfunded pension liability?)

Opportunity

But, Fox may be the right person at the right time. Smart, passionate and trusted – he could drive change in 2011 that reinvents the relationship between government and public unions and drives private sector job growth.

Speaker Fox is one of the 11 to watch in 2011. 

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

Comments:

I've always been impressed with him, both on media and at live public events. He is intelligent and passionate, and he has heart.
He also likes to make long speeches wink

God Bless him and best of luck in the near future!

Comment #1 by Jack McCabe on 2010 12 30




Write your comment...

You must be logged in to post comments.