State Representative
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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; Director of Ecology, Range and Watershed; Executive Director of the Oregon Rural Development Council, 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.

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

Sherwood and Wilsonville Chambers of Commerce

Rick Ross for an Effective Legislature through Leadership and Experience
I seek this position, because for too long party politics have controlled this district. We need to start doing what is right for Oregonians. I can serve as a leader for Oregonians and will not be a follower of party politics. I can better serve the people of House District 26 and Oregon. I believe my successes in forming a family, in government service, and in establishing a small farm business will make me a valuable addition to the legislature.

Family: Husband to Bonnie for 44 years; Father to four married daughters; Grandfather to 10 grandchildren.

Enthusiastic Bi-partisan Support Comes From:
Alan Chavez, President Chavez Lumber Inc.; Patricia Oliphant, Oliphant Orchard; Bill Beran-President, Beran Vineyards, Inc.; Mike Hiland, Sherwood resident; Jean Loff, Charbonneau resident

Marj Vuylsteke, Founder, Oak Knoll Winery; Bob Lindsay, Retired Forester, Crown Zellerbach Corp.; Mark Cottle, Mayor, City of Sherwood; Peggy Stevens Former Sherwood School Board Member; John Ludlow, Former Mayor of Wilsonville; Doris A. Wehler, Past President Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce


(This information furnished by Friends of Rick Ross.)