Steve Fox (politician)

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Steve Fox
Steve Fox, California Assembly (2013).jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 36th district
In office
December 3, 2012 – November 30, 2014
Preceded by Steve Knight
Succeeded by Tom Lackey
Personal details
Born January 27th, 1953
Florence Crittenton Home for Unwed Mothers, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sharon Fox
Children Rebecca Fox, Joshua Fox
Residence Palmdale, California
Alma mater Canoga Park High
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Jewish

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.[1] 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.[2]

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] 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.[5]

Fox ran again for the state Assembly against Lackey in 2016, however he lost.[6]

2014 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 36th State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Lackey 15,095 41.1
Democratic Steve Fox (incumbent) 12,055 32.8
Republican JD Kennedy 4,460 12.2
Republican Suzette M. Martinez 3,390 9.2
Democratic Kermit F. Franklin 1,706 4.6
Total votes 36,706 100.0
General election
Republican Tom Lackey 42,107 60.2
Democratic Steve Fox (incumbent) 27,866 39.8
Total votes 69,973 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

2016 California State Assembly candidacy[edit]

California's 36th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Lackey (incumbent) 35,019 48.2
Democratic Steve Fox 21,541 29.6
Democratic Darren W. Parker 11,236 15.5
Democratic Ollie M. McCaulley 4,891 6.7
Total votes 72,687 100.0
General election
Democratic Steve Fox
Republican Tom Lackey (incumbent)
Total votes ' '

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.

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