Gloria L. Fox 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
SD39 For legislation relative to compliance of condominium associations.
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
HD231 For legislation to develop housing plans for families, with minor children, who are being evicted from publicly subsidized housing
SD307 For legislation to establish civil and criminal penalties for the female genital mutilation of minors.
SD367 For legislation relative to Congo conflict minerals.
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD392 Relative to Sunday hunting, the protection of pigeons and penalties for sexual abuse of animals
SD392 For legislation relative to redevelopment in the Roxbury area of the city of Boston
HD398 For legislation to prohibit tethering, leashing or the use of certain other restraints of prisoners participating in work release programs
HD404 For legislation to prohibit the use of inappropriate language by public safety officers in the Commonwealth
HD405 For legislation to establish standards of conduct for district attorneys subject to the jurisdiction of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Judicial Court
HD406 Relative to telephone service for inmates in correctional institutions
HD408 Relative to racial balance in the charter school educational system in the Commonwealth
HD416 Relative to repealing the testing requirements for graduation under the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
HD423 Relative to retirement benefits for certain veterans of public service
HD426 Relative to the mandatory minimum age for children to attend kindergarten
HD449 For legislation to direct the Department of Education to include a course in civics as a high school graduation requirement
HD456 Relative to foreclosures in the historic districts of Massachusetts
HD481 For the establishment of a Massachusetts innocence commission to analyze the circumstances of innocent persons being charged, prosecuted, convicted and incarcerated
HD517 Relative to petitions to the Juvenile Court or Probate Court on behalf of certain special juveniles
HD667 Relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility
HD670 Relative to Medicaid expansion
HD674 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to decennial division of wards and precincts in the city of Boston
HD687 For legislation to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund
SD715 For legislation to increase the cost of living adjustment (cola) base
HD719 For the establishment of a Massachusetts innocence commission to analyze the circumstances of innocent persons being charged, prosecuted, convicted and incarcerated
SD724 For legislation to provide for an investigation and study by a special interagency task force relative to gender-responsive programming for juvenile justice system-involved girls
SD727 For legislation to increase the property tax deferral for seniors
HD736 Relative to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition protection of employees and job applicants
HD769 For legislation to establish an office of youth development within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services
HD774 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
HD789 Relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies
SD790 For legislation relative to tagging
HD831 For legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
HD945 For legislation to establish a rare disease advisory council
SD1001 For legislation to promote restorative justice practices
SD1065 For legislation to reduce recidivism, curb unnecessary spending, and ensure appropriate use of segregation.
HD1107 For legislation to compare total health care spending with projected single payer health care system spending
HD1151 For legislation to establish a single-payer health insurance trust fund
SD1189 For legislation relative to women’s health and economic equity
SD1245 For legislation to eliminate archaic language pertaining to individuals with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
HD1325 For legislation to compute and track the individual and collective lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of all fuels
HD1343 Relative to providing child care assistance to homeless families
SD1387 For legislation to decriminalize non-violent and verbal student misconduct
SD1401 An Act further defining the role of school resource officers
SD1417 For legislation relative to medical placement of terminal and incapacitated inmates.
HD1419 For legislation to expand substance abuse treatment options for non-violent drug offenders
SD1423 For legislation to establish pay equity.
HD1427 For legislation to mandate coverage for telemedicine behavioral health services in circumstances when office visits are not practical
HD1452 Relative to insurance coverage for mammograms and magnetic resonance imaging
HD1492 For legislation to require training for police and correction officers interacting with persons with autism spectrum disorders
SD1510 For legislation to increase container recycling in the Commonwealth.
SD1634 For legislation to prevent illegal trafficking and gun violence among youth in the Commonwealth
HD1650 Relative to junior operator's licenses
HD1656 Relative to the process for collecting delinquent property taxes
SD1698 For legislation to restore community trust in Massachusetts law enforcement
HD1699 For legislation to improve quality in early education centers and providing better access to quality early education and care
HD1752 For legislation to direct the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency to assess and report on the preparedness plans for a radiological accident at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant
HD1765 Relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation
HD1769 Relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy treatment
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
SD1779 For legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access.
SD1874 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity
SD1879 For legislation relative to end of life choices of inmates
SD1885 For legislation relative to traffic and pedestrian stop data.
HD1893 Relative to rendering the criminal and civil justice systems accessible to victims of sexual violence
HD1906 For legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities
HD1921 Relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses
HD1969 For legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops
HD1978 Relative to the pensions of veterans retiring under the public employees retirement law
HD1979 For legislation to establish the Massachusetts prisoner bone marrow donation program
HD2019 For legislation to establish guidelines for the releasing of prisoners for medical reasons
HD2042 For legislation to decriminalize certain non-violent demonstrations by students
HD2120 For legislation to include private schools and charter schools in the interscholastic athletic head injury safety training program
HD2262 Relative to increasing the fine for "jay walking"
HD2345 Relative to temporary workers’ unemployment benefits
HD2382 An Act Strengthening the Massachusetts Home Care Program
HD2436 Relative to sexual health education
HD2563 Relative to income tax exemptions for active duty members of the armed forces
HD2592 Relative to the use of solitary confinement in correctional facilities
HD2697 For legislation to authorize the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to provide oral examinations for learning permits
HD2741 For legislation to provide emergency aid to certain elderly and disabled residents
HD2756 For legislation designate October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2809 Relative to the expungement of criminal records of juveniles
HD2850 For legislation relative to the practice of athletic training
HD2863 Relative to the establishment of a secretary to reduce and prevent homelessness
HD2881 For legislation to require insurance companies to reimburse licensed athletic trainers for certain services
HD2882 For legislation to establish the Massachusetts law revision commission
HD2941 Relative to certified professional midwives
HD2975 Relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
HD2988 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the services and communications received by victims of violent crimes
HD3015 Relative to the process for the investigation of officer-involved deaths
HD3022 For legislation to limit fees charged by cashers of checks, drafts or money orders
HD3024 Relative to uniform use of deadly force guidelines
HD3032 Relative to providing written health education information to incarcerated women by correctional institutions
HD3067 For legislation to establish an apprentice training program to expedite the re-occupancy of vacant units of state-assisted housing
HD3072 Relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations
HD3156 For legislation to reform pretrial processes
HD3158 For legislation to increase access to mental health services
HD3174 Relative to requiring insurance carriers to recognize nurse midwives as participating providers
HD3183 For legislation to grant certain grandparents the rights and privileges of kinship care
HD3204 For legislation to clarify the responsibility of law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration law
HD3212 For legislation to establish an organ and tissue donor program within the Department of Correction
HD3219 Relative to providing for a tax deduction for income attributable to the discharge of debt on principal residences including debt reduced through mortgage restructuring
HD3257 Relative to establishing a permanent commission on the social status of men and boys of color
HD3321 Relative to providing for community-based sentencing alternatives for primary caretakers of dependent children convicted of non-violent crimes
HD3411 For legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees
HD3425 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity by enhancing the enforcement and penalties for violations of the controlled substances laws
HD3449 For legislation to designate June sixteenth as domestic workers’ rights day
HD3463 For the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games
HD3471 For legislation to further regulate registries of deeds
HD3556 For legislation to establish a Hampshire-Franklin Commission on the Status of Women

By Request
HD623 For legislation to establish a balanced sustainable development commission

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