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VT Senator Sally Fox Loses Battle With Cancer

Vermont Senator Sally Fox (D-Chittenden County) lost her battle with cancer early Friday morning.
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont Senator Sally Fox (D-Chittenden County) lost her battle with cancer early Friday morning.

A press release says Fox was an advocate and champion for our most vulnerable citizens; including the young, the elderly and the disabled.

“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Senator Sally Fox," Vermont President Pro Tempore Senator John Campbell said. While Sally’s physical presence may be absent from the Vermont State Senate, her spirit will live on and provide us with guidance, compassion, and support.”

Governor Shumlin also sent his condolences on the passing of Senator Fox.

“Sally took me under her wing and taught me a great deal about how to effectively serve Vermonters in the State House," Shumlin said. "She was a great friend, and I will miss her tremendously.”

Governor Shumlin served with Fox on the Judiciary Committee when he was first appointed to the House of Representatives.

“Sally Fox was a compassionate and strong member of the Legislature who constantly worked to make life better for Vermonters, especially  those whose voices were not represented in the State House," Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith (D) said.  "Sally understood that to get things done, you had to bring people together and she was a great role model for all legislators."

“The Vermont Democratic Party is deeply saddened by the loss of Senator Sally Fox. Our sympathies are with her friends, family, and those who worked alongside Sally for the betterment of our state. We will all miss her greatly,” said State Chair Dottie Deans.

Vice Chair Representative Tim Jerman from Essex, said: “Sally represented Essex for seven terms before becoming a Senator. She cared deeply about healthy children and families. She chaired important committees and was fully engaged with her constituents. For me personally, she was a friend and mentor for 25 years. I will miss her and her quiet wisdom.”

Fox began her career as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1987. She served in the House until 2000.


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