Fox is the daughter of Australian children's author, Mem Fox and teacher Malcolm Fox. Fox attended Blackwood High School in Adelaide's south and attended the University of Adelaide and the City University, London.
In late 2009, Fox announced she was pregnant, with the birth due in March 2010, around the time of the 2010 state election. The father's identity has been kept confidential by Ms Fox following the breakdown of their longtime relationship. Her son, Theo, was born two months premature in January 2010.
Fox worked as a journalist at the Adelaide Advertiser for three and a half years, traveled to France, where she worked for Elle Online and UNESCO, before returning to Adelaide, where she undertook a Grad. dip in Education, and then worked as a high school teacher of English, French and History at Loreto College, Marryatville.
Fox was involved in politics from a young age, handing out Labor how-to-vote cards at the age of 14. Fox was linked with the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA).
At the 2004 federal election, she stood against member Andrew Southcott in the safe Liberal seat of Boothby and achieved a 9.9 percent primary and 2 percent two-party swing. She subsequently ran in the marginal Liberal seat of Bright at the 2006 South Australian state election against shadow minister Angus Redford, who was attempting to switch from the Legislative Council to the House of Assembly. She was tipped to face a difficult battle, but won in a landslide, having achieved a 16.9 percent primary and 14.4 percent two-party swing.
In April 2010, Fox was appointed Deputy Speaker and the Chairman of Committees in the House of Assembly. In 2011 she was named as the SA Transport Services Minister. She was also appointed as Minister Assisting the Minister for the Arts. In 2014 she was not returned to her seat. In September 2014 she was appointed to the Lifetime Support Authority. In January 2015 she was employed by DECD in a high school.
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- Tory Shepherd (16 October 2009). "MP upbeat about pregnancy". The Advertiser.
- Deborah Bogle (29 March 2010). "Grandma Mem bathes in Bright new chapter". AdelaideNow (News Limited).
- Chloë Fox official website
- Jobs for the girls in looming Labor reshuffle: News.com.au 11 August 2011
- Chloë Fox, Member for Bright: ALP website
- "Breuer and Fox to keep MPs in line". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2010-04-08.
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