Fox, Gerald M. III

District town: Stamford

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Election history: Fox won an open seat in 2004, succeeding 12-term Democrat Moira K. Lyons, the speaker of the House. In 2008, his only opposition was a write-in candidate who got 1 vote.

2008 general election

Gerald M. Fox III (D) 6,425 100 percent
German Tedesco (Write-in) 1 0 percent

Public financing: Fox did not seek public financing for his campaign.

Background: Fox served on Stamford’s Board of Finance and its Board of Representatives.

He and his wife, Kathleen Fox, live in Stamford with their two children.

Committees: Judiciiary, Planning and Development, Transportation

Education: B.A., Providence College; J.D., John Marshall Law School

Occupation: Lawyer, Fox & Fox

2008 Financial Disclosure: Fox reported income from his law practice. His wife is a teacher in Stamford, where they own a home.

He reported owning no securities worth more than $5,000.

Fox voluntarily disclosed an addendum listing debts exceeding $10,000 to Chase Mortgage, Chase Home Equity and Toyota Auto Loan.

A note on financial disclosure: Every spring, officials are required to disclose the ownership of real estate, the source of any income exceeding $1,000 in the previous calendar year and securities worth more than $5,000. They also are required to file an addendum in which they report any debt of more than $10,000; this may by law be kept confidential.