Steve Fox (politician)
|Member of the California State Assembly
from the 36th district
December 3, 2012 – November 30, 2014
|Preceded by||Steve Knight|
|Succeeded by||Tom Lackey|
|Born||January 27th, 1953
Florence Crittenton Home for Unwed Mothers, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, USA
|Children||Rebecca Fox, Joshua Fox|
|Alma mater||Canoga Park High|
Steve Fox is an American politician and former member of the California State Assembly. He was 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. He ran for Assembly in 2008 as a Republican and lost the Republican primary to Steve Knight, who went on to win the general election.
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. He became the first Democrat to win election to the legislature in this area in 36 years, despite having been outspent in the election by more than 12 to one. In 2014, Fox sought a second term to the state Assembly, but lost to Palmdale City Councilman Tom Lackey by a 60% to 40% margin.
Fox ran again for the state Assembly against Lackey in 2016, however he lost.
2014 California State Assembly
|California's 36th State Assembly district election, 2014|
|Democratic||Steve Fox (incumbent)||12,055||32.8|
|Republican||Suzette M. Martinez||3,390||9.2|
|Democratic||Kermit F. Franklin||1,706||4.6|
|Democratic||Steve Fox (incumbent)||27,866||39.8|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
2016 California State Assembly candidacy
|California's 36th State Assembly district election, 2016|
|Republican||Tom Lackey (incumbent)||35,019||48.2|
|Democratic||Darren W. Parker||11,236||15.5|
|Democratic||Ollie M. McCaulley||4,891||6.7|
|Republican||Tom Lackey (incumbent)|
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.
- "Steve Fox wins Assembly seat! Smith seeking recount". Antelope Valley Times. December 2, 2012.
- Van Oot, Torey (December 2, 2012). "Democrat pulls ahead to win Southern California Assembly seat". Capitol Alert. Sacramento Bee.
- Bostwick, Charles F. (December 3, 2012). "Upset for the ages: Fox beats Smith". Antelope Valley Press.
- "CA-Assembly: Democrats win 55th seat, expand supermajority". DailyKos. December 2, 2012.