Sally Fox (politician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sally Fox
Member of the Vermont Senate
from the Chittenden district
In office
2011 – January 10, 2014
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
from the Chittenden County district
In office
Personal details
Sally Gail Fox

(1951-01-30)January 30, 1951
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
DiedJanuary 10, 2014(2014-01-10) (aged 62)
South Burlington, Vermont, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseMichael Sirotkin
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison (BA)
University at Buffalo Law School (JD)

Sally Gail Fox (January 30, 1951 – January 10, 2014) was an American lawyer and politician.

Sally Fox was born on January 30, 1951, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Philip and Delores Fox.[1][2][3] Fox received a bachelor's degree in social work from University of Wisconsin–Madison and a Juris Doctor degree from University at Buffalo Law School.[4]

Fox met Michael Sirotkin while taking a class in preparation for the Colorado bar exam.[5] They married on October 7, 1979.[3] Fox and Sirotkin moved to Vermont when Sirotkin received a job offer there.[5]

Prior to entering politics, Fox worked as an attorney for the Vermont Disabilities Law Project of Vermont Legal Aid.[3][2]

A Democrat, Fox represented Chittenden County in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1987 to 2001.[2] Fox then began serving in the Vermont State Senate from 2011.[2] Outside of politics, Fox was the director of Family Courts for the Judiciary of Vermont.[2] She was also Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility's director of policy.[2] Fox coordinated the City of Burlington's Offender Reentry Program, and she was Vermont State Colleges' governmental affairs director.[2]

On January 10, 2014, after a two-year battle with a rare form of lung cancer, Fox died in South Burlington, Vermont.[2] Fox's husband, Michael Sirotkin, was appointed to take Fox's place in the Vermont Senate.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Dee Fox". The Jewish Press (Omaha, Nebraska). February 27, 2009. p. 15.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Remsen, Nancy (January 11, 2014). "Legislators mourn the loss of Sally Fox". The Burlington Free Press. p. 5.
  3. ^ a b c "Sally Gail Fox". Florida Today (Melbourne, Florida). January 11, 2014.
  4. ^ Good, Jeffrey (February 15, 1999). "Rep. Fox oversees budget battle". The Burlington Free Press. February 15, 1999. p. A1.
  5. ^ a b Freeman, Betsie (January 16, 2014). "Omaha native Fox, 62, was Vermont lawmaker". Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska). p. 2B.
  6. ^ "Sally Gail Fox". Burlington Free Press. January 11, 2014.
  7. ^ "Sally Fox". VoteSmart.