State Senator
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Occupation: Retired educator

Occupational Background: Professor of Communications

Educational Background: Ph.D., Educational Policy and Management, University of Oregon; MA, English, Eastern Washington University; BA, Literature, University of California

Prior Governmental Experience: None

Military Experience: United States Army, 1967-1970. Vietnam service: 1968-1969. Honorable discharge, Sergeant E-5

Personal Information

In almost twenty years at Oregon Institute of Technology, Ross became known as a leader with a special talent for building consensus and working through tough problems. He served as President of the Faculty Senate and Department Chair of Communications. He will use these skills to work for his legislative priorities: job creation, strong support for agriculture, stable school funding, a sensible Oregon Health Plan that protects low-income working families and keeps health costs down, support for senior citizens, and increased funding for veterans' services.

Ross has lived in Klamath Falls for twenty years. His wife Mary teaches science at Ponderosa Junior High School. They have been married for twenty-nine years.

Fair Taxation + Stable Revenue = Jobs for Oregon

The Oregon Business Association lists its first priority for Oregon's business and economy as "the establishment of a long-term sustainable funding system to meet the legal and social objectives of the state" (, February, 2004). Ross believes we can achieve tax reform and promote job growth if we commit to five simple principles:

(This information furnished by Friends of Ross Carroll PAC.)