Fox leaves state legislature to run for dad’s job

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Senate chairman of the state legislature’s Judiciary Committee did not run for re-election this year, and is instead seeking the job of probate judge in Stamford, a position currently held by his father.

Seventy-year-old Democrat Gerald Fox Jr. is retiring from the court. Gerald Fox III is hoping to be elected in his place. His only opposition Tuesday is a 77-year-old Green Party Candidate, Thaddeus Hanser, who could not serve in the position if elected because he is not an attorney.

The probate court oversees the administration of such things as estates, trust funds and conservatorships.

The younger Fox tells the Stamford Advocate that being a judge will allow him to serve the public in a more personal role, and give him more time with his family.

 

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