Assemblymember Steve Fox was elected in November 2012 to represent California’s 36th Assembly District. The district encompasses the Antelope Valley, and includes the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale as well as the Los Angeles County communities of Quartz Hill, Acton, Little Rock, Baker, Lake Los Angeles, and Wrightwood and the Kern County communities of Rosamond, Mojave, Reefer City, North Edwards, Boron, and California City.
A local elected official for 23 years, Fox plans to focus extensively in the Assembly on ensuring funding for education at all levels. As a public school teacher for 10 years and after having served on the Antelope Valley College Board of Trustees, he is all-too-aware of the damage done to schools when they are not fully funded. Education is also important to the district for another reason given that K-12 schools and local universities—like Cal State Northridge and Cal State Bakersfield—are some of the top employers in the region.
As a lawyer, middle class businessman and homeowner, his other priorities include building on the recent growth in the state’s economy, and ensuring that everything that can be done is being done to keep people in their homes. Further, as a past director of the Conservation Board, Fox plans to work to make California a home for new green jobs and the driving force behind new, renewable sources of energy.
Assemblymember Fox is married to Sharon Fox, a local public school teacher, and is a father and grandfather.