Steve Fox (politician)

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Steve Fox
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Member of the California State Assembly
from the 36th district
Assumed office
December 3, 2012
Preceded by Steve Knight
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Palmdale, California

Steve Fox is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 36th district, encompassing the Antelope Valley. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was a public school teacher, an attorney and former Antelope Valley College trustee.[1]

Fox won his seat in 2012 by only 145 votes over Republican Lancaster City Councilman Ron Smith, taking the lead only the day before the swearing-in ceremony.[2] He became the first Democrat to win election to the legislature in this area in 36 years,[3] despite having been outspent in the election by more than 12 to one.[4] He ran for Assembly in 2008 as a Republican and lost.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Steve Fox has been married for 32 years to his wife, Sharon Fox. They have two children, Rebecca Fox and Joshua Fox, as well as three grandchildren, Victoria, Joseph, and Vivianna.


  1. ^ "Steve Fox wins Assembly seat! Smith seeking recount". Antelope Valley Times. December 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Van Oot, Torey (December 2, 2012). "Democrat pulls ahead to win Southern California Assembly seat". Capitol Alert. Sacramento Bee. 
  3. ^ Bostwick, Charles F. (December 3, 2012). "Upset for the ages: Fox beats Smith". Antelope Valley Press. 
  4. ^ "CA-Assembly: Democrats win 55th seat, expand supermajority". DailyKos. December 2, 2012. 

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