Last updated on: 9/28/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Gordon D. Fox, JD Biography

Title:
Majority Leader of the Rhode Island House of Representatives (D-4th)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“I fully expect that we will place a vote to override the governor’s medical marijuana veto on the floor calendar before the end of our session. [It is] clear that there is an overwhelming majority in the House willing to remove the sunset clause on this compassionate legislation.”

“Carcieri Vetoes Medical Marijuana,” The Providence Journal, June 5, 2007

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Majority Leader, Rhode Island House of Representatives (D-4th), 2002-present
  • Member, Rhode Island House of Representatives (D-4th), 1992-present
  • Member, Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member, Rhode Island Black Lawyers Association
  • Member, Mt. Hope Neighborhood Association Advisory Board
  • Member, Mt. Hope Learning Center Advisory Board
  • Member, Summit Neighborhood Association Advisory Board
  • Member, Providence Performing Arts Center
  • Member, Providence Plan
  • Member, Volunteers in Providence Public Schools Advisory Board
  • Education:
  • JD, Northeastern Law School, 1991
  • BA, Rhode Island College, 1985
  • Other:
  • He is the only openly gay member of the Rhode Island General Assembly