Former Langevin aide announces candidacy for Congress

PROVIDENCE, RI (AP) — A former top aide to retired Democratic U.S. Representative Jim Langevin announced Monday that she plans to run for her seat in Rhode Island.

Joy Fox, who also worked in former Governor Gina Raimondo’s administration, made her announcement on Twitter.

“I love my community. We need a congressman who knows the district and is ready to fight for every family,” she wrote. “We need to get through the pandemic and get back to school and work. My family relies on that and I believe most families in the neighborhood do too.

Fox, 44, who grew up in Cranston and now lives in Warwick, said she was expecting “an official launch announcement in the coming days”. She is currently CEO of the Clarendon Group, a public relations firm.

She joins a growing field seeking the Democratic nomination to replace Langevin, who announced Jan. 18 that he would not seek re-election. He has represented the district covering western Rhode Island since 2001.


State Treasurer General Seth Magaziner, former State Representative and former Rhode Island Democratic Party Chairman Ed Pacheco, and Omar Bah, executive director of the Refugee Dream Center in Providence, are the other Democrats who announced their candidacy.

Former Republican State Representative Robert Lancia, a retired Navy chaplain, is seeking nomination to the GOP. Republican State Senator Jessica de la Cruz said she had opened a campaign account and was considering running.

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