Michigan House hopeful Joseph Fox running for 101th District

Newly drawn district covers western and central Lake County

Joseph Fox

Joseph Fox

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LAKE COUNTY — Joseph Fox, former director of the Newaygo County Commission on Aging, recently announced that he is throwing his hat into the ring to represent the newly drawn 101st state House District.

According to a news release announcing his candidacy, Joseph Fox has spent his life serving as a Commission on Aging director, school administrator, pastor, teacher, and missionary. In the news release, he said he wants to represent Jesus, the families and people of the 101st District, and the freedoms that grow out of his faith.

“I have served and worked with thousands of people throughout my life. Becoming a state Representative is a common-sense step toward confronting what we are facing as a people," he said.

According to campaign literature, Fox is running to advocate for the life of all people, pre-born to older adults; ensure election integrity; support quality education; stand on the Constitution; support the 2nd Amendment; and demand fiscal responsibility of the government.

Fox is running as a Republican for the 101th District, which includes portions of Mason and Oceana Counties, most of Lake and Wexford counties, and all of Newaygo County. According to the Michigan Secretary of State's unofficial list of primary candidates, he faces Diane Schindlbeck and Kelly Smith, both Republicans from White Cloud. Democrat Amanda Siggins, of Cadillac, is also running.