Speaker Fox says he'll run for re-election

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The speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives says he’ll seek another term.

Speaker Gordon Fox said Monday that if he wins re-election he plans to seek another term as the top lawmaker in the House.

Fox, a Providence Democrat, became the nation’s first openly gay speaker when he was chosen by fellow lawmakers in 2010.

The 50-year-old attorney has served in the House since 1993.

The 75-member House will vote for speaker on the first day of next year’s legislative session. The position has a two-year term.

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