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Rep. Fox could pick up another challenger

A second candidate could be taking on state Rep. Gloria Fox (D-Roxbury) this year. Rufus Faulk, a 30-year-old program director with the Boston TenPoint Coalition, told the Reporter on Monday he’s jumping into the race.

Born and raised in Roxbury, Faulk has worked for the coalition’s gang mediation initiative for seven years. He has degrees from Temple University and Boston University.

Faulk joins community activist Jed Hresko, who has also announced a campaign for Seventh Suffolk state representative. The Democratic primary is set for September.

Faulk says he plans to focus on issues like crime, underemployment, unemployment and health disparities.

Fox has held the seat since 1985. She is the vice chair of the Joint Committee on Housing.

“I appreciate her work and the work she has done in the district,” said Faulk, a registered Democrat. “I just feel some of the issues that are hampering our community just aren’t being addressed.”

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