Gloria L. Fox 186th (2009 - 2010) Representative

D Roxbury
Gloria L. Fox


State House
Room 167
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2810
Fax: 617-722-2846
District Office
7 Harold Park
Boston, MA 02119
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.37 SD607 For legislation relative to Workers’ Pathways to Self Sufficiency
H.175 HD1245 Relative to ensuring equal access to programs, projects or activity for the provision of services, financial aid or other benefits services for all residents of the Commonwealth
H.176 HD3945 For legislation to replace the words “mental retardation” in the General Laws with the words “developmental disabilities"
H.189 HD3719 For legislation to establish an office of youth development within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services
H.199 HD731 Providing for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to creating and expanding access to opportunity in low-opportunity communities
S.204 SD779 For legislation relative to the notification of large job layoffs
S.222 SD897 For legislation to maintain short term objectives for students with disabilities
S.223 SD904 For legislation to improve augmentative and alternative communication opportunities for children with disabilities
S.227 SD921 For legislation to provide fair process for students with disabilities
H.341 HD1166 For legislation to establish a commission on international trade policy and international trade agreements
H.352 HD2262 Relative to further regulating single sex schools and classes
S.396 SD296 For legislation to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth
H.448 HD1783 For legislation to promote nutritional meals in the public schools
H.486 HD2580 Relative to an English language learner's program in the public schools
H.487 HD2295 For legislation to provide equal opportunity for special education
H.504 HD3212 That the Board of Education be authorized to provide multiple forms of assessments in determining the level of competency under the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) for students in the Commonwealth
H.514 HD2306 For legislation to establish a 21st Century classroom fund
H.515 HD3264 For legislation to establish an afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council
H.518 HD3720 For legislation to mandate the accreditation of secondary graphic communications education in vocational and technical schools
H.519 HD3723 Relative to repealing the testing requirements for graduation under the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
H.520 HD3724 That charter schools adopt racial balance as an educational objective
S.549 SD1463 For legislation relative to health care affordability
H.603 HD4313 For the development and implemention of a statewide silver alert system to be activated on behalf of missing senior citizens
S.666 SD1309 For legislation to preserve publicly assisted affordable housing
S.678 SD1605 For legislation to establish uniform wage compliance and recordkeeping
H.718 HD2055 Relative to the establishment of the Massachusetts Food Policy Council
H.757 HD3093 For legislation to promote safe alternatives to toxic chemicals
S.759 SD474 For legislation relative to substance addiction treatment
S.810 SD1563 For legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the Commonwealth.
S.811 SD1586 For legislation to establish community based grant programs to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the Commonwealth.
S.821 SD1449 For legislation relative to HIVAIDS education and prevention in the commonwealth
H.1028 HD1528 Relative to improving asthma health care coverage management
S.1048 SD1398 For legislation to accomodate personal care attendants without a workplace site
H.1087 HD1077 For legislation to establish a program of managed care to provide primary and preventive health care services for uninsured dependent and adopted youths from birth through age eighteen
S.1095 SD144 For legislation relative to credible service for school nurses
H.1102 HD2095 For legislation to establish a division of health insurance under the supervision and control of the Commissioner of Health Insurance
H.1232 HD1191 For legislation to protect tenants in foreclosed properties from evictions
H.1484 HD1729 For legislation to provide certain information for victims of domestic violence
H.1487 HD2345 Relative to health services in Massachusetts correctional institutions, houses of correction and jails
H.1488 HD2364 Relative to providing written health education information to incarcerated women by correctional institutions
H.1490 HD2407 Relative to the treatment of pregnant and postpartum inmates in correctional facilities of the Commonwealth
H.1510 HD3480 For legislation to establish a moratorium on foreclosures of certain property and providing for judicial review of all such mortgage foreclosures in the Commonwealth
S.1687 SD389 For legislation relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
H.1708 HD1213 Relative to equal access to civil marriage
H.1728 HD431 Relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
H.1729 HD3209 For legislation to require judicial review of foreclosures on residential mortgages
H.1742 HD3446 For legislation to establish a reentry and reintegration council within the Parole Board
H.1745 HD3877 For legislation to further regulate the performance of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health
H.1750 HD2855 For legislation to prohibit tethering, leashing or the use of certain other restraints of prisoners participating in work release programs
H.1752 HD3727 Relative to telephone service for inmates in correctional institutions in the Commonwealth
H.1753 HD3728 Relative to the housing of prisoners in correctional institutions of the Commonwealth
H.1754 HD3731 Relative to further regulating the school zone law for drug offenses
H.1755 HD3732 For legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drug offenses
S.1756 SD1240 For legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
H.1815 HD1726 For legislation to require employers to grant paid sick leave days for employees in the Commonwealth
H.1820 HD2370 For legislation relative to continued employment for certain displaced workers
H.1850 HD1526 For legislation to make it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of height and weight
H.1851 HD1131 Relative to language restrictions in the workplace
H.1859 HD2333 That employers be required to grant time to employees to vote in federal, state or municipal elections
H.1938 HD2555 Relative to the civil commitment of women for alcoholism and substance abuse at the Framingham Correctional Institution
H.1947 HD1392 Relative to the treatment of emotionally disturbed prisoners
H.1948 HD1478 Relative to increasing public safety by increasing access to addiction treatment
H.2080 HD1708 For legislation to establish a board of registration in midwifery
H.2092 HD638 For legislation to promote proper school nutrition
H.2094 HD688 Relative to air quality in schools and public buildings
H.2120 HD1415 Relative to the health care of minors
H.2161 HD3218 For legislation to further regulate the use of certain cleaning products in schools, hospitals, day care centers and public housing to provide for a reduction in asthma and other health threats
H.2170 HD3729 Relative to domestic violence programs within the jurisdiction of the Department of Social Services
H.2171 HD3730 Relative to the payment of funeral expenses of indigent persons
H.2240 HD2313 Relative to establishin a a Massachusetts correction commission (including members of the General Court) to study, review and report on activities of the Department of Correction
H.2284 HD3717 For legislation to prohibit the use of inappropriate language by public safety officers in the Commonwealth
H.2487 HD244 Relative to cost of living adjustments for retired public employees of the Commonwealth
H.2488 HD414 Relative to certain health insurance options for municipal retirees
H.2489 HD418 For legislation to expand benefits available to municipalities with membership in the Group Insurance Commission
H.2591 HD1352 For legislation to further regulate the right to strike of public employees
H.2592 HD1410 Relative to investment in companies doing business in Burma
H.2610 HD2893 Relative to personal care attendants without workplace sites under the collective bargaining law for public employees
H.2615 HD3721 Relative to retirement benefits for certain veterans of public service
H.2666 HD310 For legislation to improve the earned income credit for working families under the tax laws of the Commonwealth
H.2801 HD2737 Relative to increasing the earned income tax credit for working families
H.3001 HD415 For legislation to promote municipal efficiency and innovation through regional collaboration
H.3007 HD2151 That the building housing the State Laboratory Institute in the Jamaica Plain section of the city of Boston be designated as the William A. Hinton Laboratory.
H.3024 HD3715 For the establishment of a special commission (including members of the General Court) for the purpose of examining the seal and motto of the Commonwealth
H.3148 HD3187 That the State Secretary be authorized to publish a history of slavery in the Commonwealth
H.3149 HD3725 For legislation to authorize the acquisition of land for the development and construction of an underground railroad, and a civil rights and black heritage museum in the city of Springfield
H.3313 HD2401 For legislation to prohibit the issuance of a driver’s license or learner’s permit based on a failure to provide Social Security No. or an acceptable written denial notice by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles
H.3326 HD985 Relative to increasing the tax on gasoline and the raising of fares by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
H.3341 HD2929 For legislation to establish driver education and training reform
H.3342 HD3726 That the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be authorized to issue distinctive motor vehicle plates indicating support for violence prevention education
H.3364 HD2112 Relative to air rights over the Massachusetts Turnpike
H.3418 HD1242 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of gender responsive programming for juvenile justice system involved girls
H.3435 HD1323 Relative to long-term suspensions and expulsions of school students
H.3460 HD1312 For legislation to enhance public safety and security in certain public housing developments
H.3485 HD272 Relative to dissemination of information concerning the availability of the federal and state earned income tax credit
H.3492 HD275 For the annual proclamation by the Governor of the third week in April as Youth Awareness Week
H.3506 HD1264 Relative to protecting tropical forests by restricting state purchases of certain wood products
H.3522 HD1044 For legislation to protect tenants of certain residential properties subject to foreclosure proceedings
H.3523 HD1260 Relative to the dissemination of certain criminal offender record information
H.3533 HD1253 Relative to the enforcement of certain civil rights laws
H.3536 HD1365 Relative to the repeal or reform of certain archaic laws
H.3537 HD1248 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative petitions
H.3542 HD1407 Relative to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Board of Directors
H.3571 HD1447 Relative to the protection of tenants of foreclosed properties
H.3574 HD1562 That the Department of Housing and Community Development establish a program to help businesses develop employer assisted housing funds
H.3608 HD1561 For legislation to provide for neighborhood stabilization tax credits
H.3665 HD1498 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative bilingual ballots in the city of Boston
H.3689 HD3217 For legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
H.3751 HD2648 Relative to a local options meals tax
H.3758 HD3221 For the annual proclamation by the Governor of the fourth Friday in September as City Year Day
H.3804 HD1180 For legislation to control bullying of children with autism spectrum disorder
H.3812 HD3643 (with the approval of the mayor and city council)that the city of Boston be authorized to regulate the rents of certain governmentally-involved housing units
H.3954 HD4117 Relative to establishing a substance abuse health protection fund with collections from the sale of certain alcoholic beverages
H.4059 HD3486 Relative to the possession of armor-piercing ammunition in the city of Boston
H.4258 HD3985 For legislation to establish a health care outreach and education unit within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Gloria Fox has faithfully served the people of the 7th Suffolk District as their State Representative. She has spent her adult life advocating for human, social and economic development issues for those whose voices need to be heard. Representative Fox has historically held a distinctively high rating on all issues that concern basic human services and community development and is well known for advocating the concerns of families. As a result of Representative Fox’s work, significant reforms in the Department of Social Services foster care program were recommended and implemented. She continues to be a community activist and has always been committed to inclusionary politics. Her work is guided by input from the residents of her District. The series of challenges that we will continue to face together will be to give our children a better chance at gaining a valuable education, allowing our families affordable housing, accessible and healthy transportation services, closing the gap on health care disparities, stable jobs, a clean environment and most importantly, a safe living environment for all our citizens both young and old. Representative Fox was raised as a foster child, and is the proud mother of two sons and currently assists in the raising of her five grandchildren. She lives by her life motto: “If you have a purpose in which you can believe, there’s no end to the amount of things you can accomplish.” –Marion Anderson-

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • Boston and Everett Public Schools
  • M.I.T. Community Fellows Program
  • Mass. House 1985 - present
Seventh Suffolk, Consisting of Boston: Ward 4: Precincts 8, 9, 10, Ward 5: Sub-precinct 2A, Ward 9: Precincts 4, 5, Ward 12: Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, Ward 21: Precinct 1