Rod Fox

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Rod Fox
MLA Rod Fox.jpg
MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka
In office
Preceded by Ray Prins
Succeeded by Ron Orr
Personal details
Born 1980 (age 36–37)
Whitecourt, Alberta[1]
Political party Wildrose (2012-2014)
Alberta Progressive Conservative Party (2014-present)
Residence Lacombe
Profession Insurance

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