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Rick Ross
Democrat

Occupation: Farm Business Owner Ross Vineyards

Occupational Background: Raised in Umatilla County and farmed. Natural resource manager with the U.S. Forest Service. Resource Budget Analyst, Forest Service Headquarters, Washington D.C.; Deputy Forest Supervisor Superior National Forest, Minnesota; Director of Ecology, Range and Watershed, Pacific Northwest Region, Portland; Executive Director of the Oregon Rural Development Council, Salem, 1990-1992.

Educational Background: MS Colorado State University; BS Washington State University; Oregon State University; Weston High School.

Prior Governmental Experience: Gresham Parks and Recreation Committee, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board.

Current Community Service:

Boy Scouts of America Forest Management Committee Board of Directors, Friends of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Board of Directors, Raindrops to Refuge Rotary Club of Sherwood, Oregon

Affiliations:

Sherwood and Wilsonville Chambers of Commerce

Rick Ross for an Effective Legislature through Leadership and Experience
I seek this position, because our legislature needs to start doing what is right for Oregonians. With this very altruistic view I submit: My track record in my professional and personal life is a successful one of being able to work with people of very diverse interests. In any setting I emerge as a leader and a person who gets things done. In the Senate I would work to subdue the prevailing divide of party politics while facing the realities of the difficult issues facing Oregon. I believe I can better serve the people of Senate District 13 and Oregon. My successes in forming a family, in government service, and in establishing a small farm business will make me a valuable addition to the Oregon Senate.

Family: Husband to Bonnie for 45 years. A very close father to my four married daughters and their families. Grandfather to 10 grandchildren.

503-706-1972         rickrosssd13@earthlink.net

(This information furnished by Friends of Rick Ross.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722