Rod Fox

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Rod Fox

MLA Rod Fox.jpg
MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka
In office
2012–2015
Preceded byRay Prins
Succeeded byRon Orr
Personal details
Born1980 (age 37–38)
Whitecourt, Alberta[1]
Political partyWildrose (2012-2014)
Alberta Progressive Conservative Party (2014-present)
ResidenceLacombe
ProfessionInsurance
Websiterodfox.ca

Rodney M. "Rod" Fox (born c. 1981)[2] is a Canadian politician who is a former elected member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Lacombe-Ponoka.[3]

Fox's professional background is in insurance, finance, marketing, managing, and business relations. Before his election as an MLA, Fox was employed as the sales manager in the four western provinces for the largest Canadian owned insurance premium finance company, IFS Inc.

Fox has served as a director on the Lacombe Economic Development Board, and ran as a candidate in the 2007 Lacombe municipal election. He is also a past policy director and past president of the federal Wetaskiwin Conservative Association, and a former director of communications for MP Blaine Calkins in 2009 and 2011.[4]

In the spring 2013 sitting of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Fox pushed the government to amend the rules governing condominiums.[5] He also supported the federal government and Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission changing the rules for cell phone companies regarding cell phone contracts in favour of consumers.[6]

On December 17, 2014, he was one of nine Wildrose MLAs who crossed the floor to join the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party caucus.[7] Fox lost the PC nomination vote to Peter Dewit in Lacombe-Ponoka.[8]

Electoral history[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012: Lacombe-Ponoka
Party Candidate Votes %
Wildrose Rod Fox 6,570 44%
Progressive Conservative Steve Christie 5,362 36%
New Democratic Doug Hart 1,478 10%
Alberta Party Tony Jeglum 781 5%
Liberal Kyle Morrow 753 5%
Total 14,944

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rod Fox: Lacombe-Ponoka". Wildrose.ca. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  2. ^ "Fox secures Lacombe-Ponoka for Wildrose". Red Deer Advocate. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  3. ^ Alberta Election 2012: Riding-by-riding results Archived 2012-04-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "About Rod Fox". Archived from the original on 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  5. ^ "Condo law changes help Albertans". Red Deer Advocate. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  6. ^ "CRTC can go even further on cellphone changes, minister says". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  7. ^ "9 Wildrose MLAs, including Danielle Smith, cross to Alberta Tories". CBC News, December 17, 2014.
  8. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/elections/alberta-votes/alberta-election-2015-wildrose-floor-crossers-punished-in-alberta-election-1.3062598