The History of Gordon Fox: from Camp St. to Speaker to…
Sunday, March 23, 2014
The son of a Cape Verdean mother and an Irish Dad, Fox was a minority in a minority neighborhood.
After law school, Fox ran for the then 5th District Seat in the House of Representatives (now the 4th District) and was elected in 1994. He immediately became a key vote in deciding whether Warwick Rep. Russ Bramley would be the next Speaker or Pawtucket Representative John Harwood.
Fox switched his vote back and forth and ultimately supported Harwood -- and Fox was the deciding vote.
Take a look at the career of Gordon Fox - from growing on Camp Street to the most powerful politician in RI to...
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In 1992, Gordon Fox ran for (then) House District 5 seat replacing Dr. Nick Tsiongas.
Fox, an ally of then-Councilman Josh Fenton and former College Hill State Representative Ray Rickman, won the seat easily.
Gordon Fox (D) 2,253
Michael Mitchell (R) 525
Jay Enderle (I) 407
Murphy - Fox Team 2002
Fox and GTech and the Ethics Commission 2003
Speaker of the House
2007 - 2010
Fox and 38 Studios
Fox and Gay Marriage
Providence Economic Development Partnership
Raid and Resignation
On Friday, the State House office of Gordon Fox was raided by RI State Police in conjuction with FBI and IRS agents. This was the first time a State House office was ever raided by law enforcement officials.
By end of day Saturday, Fox had resigned, here is his statement:
Fox Pleads to three charges of bribery, wire fraud, and filing a false tax return on March 3, 2015.
The charges stem from former Speaker Fox’s theft of $108,000 donated by campaign supporters to pay for personal expenses; his acceptance of a $52,000 bribe to advocate and move for issuance of a liquor license for an East Side restaurant while serving as Vice-Chairman of the City of Providence Board of Licenses in 2008; and his failure to account for these illegal sources of income on his tax returns.
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